Despite Concerns, Officials Plan to Stay on Schedule for Stage 2 Requirements

Despite concerns that some providers are lagging in the adoption of electronic health records, federal officials plan to stay on schedule in requiring hospitals to meet Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements, the officials said Wednesday

Despite concerns that some providers are lagging in the adoption of electronic health records, federal officials plan to stay on schedule in requiring hospitals to meet Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements, the officials said Wednesday.

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Source: Modern Healthcare

Democratic and Republican senators representing rural states ran through a litany of concerns and obstacles rural providers face in meeting the requirements of the program that provides financial incentives to adopt and use qualifying electronic health records. The concerns of rural providers include their lesser access to information technology professionals needed to install and maintain the EHR systems and their lower ability to absorb the costs of implementing such digital record systems.