The very low levels of adoption of electronic health records in U.
The very low levels of adoption of electronic health records in U.S. Hospitals suggest that the policy substantial obstacles to the achievement of health care performance goals that depend on health information technology face ‘.
The study was conducted supported by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology funded in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In a separate document entitled ‘Promoting the Adoption of Health Information Technology ‘, in the same issue of the journal, describes Blumenthal EHR adoption strategy of the government last enshrined ARRA legislation. – The carrot and stick approach with incentives such as additional Medicare payments to physicians for ‘meaningful use ‘of a ‘certified ‘EHR that can exchange data with other parts of the health and financial penalties and for doctors. (more…)