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Physicians' Goal in EHR... Improved Efficiency Over Incentives

Physicians’ Goal in EHR… Improved Efficiency Over Incentives

A study published by CapSite, a healthcare technology research and advisory firm, suggests physicians’ purchases of electronic health records are largely driven by the goal of making their practices more efficient and not receiving stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a CapSite news release. The “2010 U.S. Ambulatory EHR and Practice Management Study” surveyed more… Read more →

Regional Centers Slow to Sign Physician Contracts

Regional Centers Slow to Sign Physician Contracts

Things are moving slower .

The latest example of the glacial pace of change concerns the 60 federally funded regional extension centers set up to help physicians and small/rural hospitals adopt EMRs and achieve “meaningful use” so the providers can earn Medicare and Medicaid bonuses starting next year and avoid penalties that start in 2015.

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