Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Relaxed rules on EHR

From the New York Times article:
The federal government issued new rules Tuesday that will reward doctors and hospitals for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records, a top goal of President Obama.
The rules significantly scale back proposed requirements that the health care industry had denounced as unrealistic.
Standards in the new rules are less demanding and more flexible. Doctors will have to meet 15 specific requirements, plus 5 chosen from a list of 10 objectives. Hospitals will have to meet 14 requirements, plus 5 chosen from a menu of 10 goals.
To meet the new standards, doctors will have to transmit 40 percent of electronically. Under the proposal, 75 percent of prescriptions had to be sent electronically. prescriptions
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