International Survey: 69 Percent of US Primary Care Doctors Now Have Electronic Medical Records
Survey of 10 countries finds US Primary care doctors most likely to spend time dealing with insurance restrictions; Majority support fundamental health system change; All countries need to improve communication about patient care.
EHR Adoption: U.S. Remains The Slow Poke
American doctors are rapidly jumping on the e-highway, but lag behind several developed nations. A Commonwealth Fund executive says the gap is closing rapidly, though.
Is ‘Meaningful Use’ Delivering Meaningful Results?
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing to examine progress on the development and implementation of interoperable technical standards and conformance testing procedures for health information technology (HIT).
Meaningful Use Deferrals May Hurt Healthcare Providers
Health information exchange was the most common Meaningful Use criteria doctors deferred in stage 1, but it’s required in stage 2. Will they be ready to comply?
Mostashari Defends Progress of Meaningful Use, Interoperability
Before a Congressional hearing, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology defended the progress of meaningful use.