Reportedly, payments surged late in 2014 because eligible professionals had to meet program requirements for electronic health records (EHR) by year end.
"127,815 eligible professionals had attested to meaningful use for 2014, including 25,312 new participants and 4,090 eligible hospitals had attested to meaningful use for 2014, including 304 new participants ."While widespread use of EHRs is expected to improve healthcare delivery it also can increase the risk of breaches of patient privacy and theft of their identities. Organizations seeking to proactively detect data privacy breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.Sources:
(a) CMS Has Doled Out $28B in Meaningful Use Incentives - www.iHealthBeat.org, 02/18/2015