TITLE

United States to compel physicians to make "meaningful use" of electronic health records

AUTHOR(S)
Webster, Paul Christopher
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, p1500
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the regulation adopted by U.S. government which compels physicians to appropriate use of electronic health records (EHRs) through its economic recovery initiatives. The U.S. government plans to allocate funds for the EHR incentive payments to physicians worth 27 billion dollars. Moreover, the government intends to designate investment to drive efforts for the establishment of electronic information system that will combine national health infostructure.
ACCESSION #
54709429

 

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