Thursday, January 16, 2014

EHR Incentives Near $20B

Payments by the federal government to hospitals and health professionals for implementing an electronic health record (EHR) continue to grow in 2014 and have reached almost $20 billion.

The majority of US providers now use digital health record systems and the data show the "inexorable progress made every month," said Paul Tang, MD, policy committee chair, at the Tuesday HIT Policy meeting.

"The "inexorable progress" of the federal EHR incentive program continues, with payments to providers moving ever closer to $20 billion." - Healthcare IT News
As part of qualifying for these EHR incentives recipients must fulfill requirements including a privacy and security risk assessment. Healthcare organizations can meet various requirements by utilizing low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) EHR payments soar to near $20B - www.HealthcareITnews.com, 01/16/2014

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