'Meaningful Use' Compliance Slow

The medical system is undeniably morphing into a more electronic one, but many clinicians are still not ready for it, according to current and former government officials.

Although more than 30,000 clinicians qualified for bonus payments for using electronic health records in 2011, many others are unaware of how to prove they're meaningful users of the technology, wrote Donald Berwick, MD, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and current National Coordinator for Health IT, Farzad Mostashari, MD, along with several others, in a special article in the May 14th issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Source: MedPage Today