Thursday, July 18, 2013

CMS: EHR Use Continues to Increase

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released new data showing electronic health record systems (EHRs) are increasing being used by providers to improve care management and to share more information with patients.

Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, said the data "show that health care professionals are not only adopting [EHRs] rapidly, they're also using them to improve care."

"Health care professionals are not only adopting [EHRs] rapidly, they're also using them to improve care."
- Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT
Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR systems can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments. According to the CMS, to date $15.5 billion has been paid to 310,000 providers for implementing EHRs.
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Sources:
(a) CMS Releases New EHR Data, Federal Officials Tout Progress - www.iHealthbeat.org, 07/17/2013

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