about Medicare access (as health care currently stands) and what a national EHR network would look like. ... Finally, doctors' offices and hospitals are slowly, slowly moving toward electronic health records.
Looking back at the history of health care reform to gain insight on the future of primary care medicine. ... mix. Of course, the past five-plus years also have been marked by changes in the practice of medicine, such as the move toward performance
MD, MACP, distinguished professor of medicine and director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. ... In outpatient settings, physicians spend 27% of their time with patients and
of electronic health records.
support. Easing meaningful use rules and penalties for electronic health records and streamlining and simplifying Medicare quality reporting programs are potential areas for progress. ... as safe harbors for physicians who follow evidence-based clinical
Since then, we have researched the top “hassles,” electronic health records (EHRs) and meaningful use, quality reporting, and interactions with health plans, and are advocating solutions to each. ... to appeal prescription denials when they switch to
PHILADELPHIA—When the Cleveland Clinic implemented electronic health records (EHRs) in 2003, hospital administrators had a pretty good idea of the expected benefits: increased physician efficiency, improved coding and billing accuracy, ... I think it's
For example, MedStar Health, a large health care organization with 6,000 associated physicians in the Washington, D.C., area, established integrated electronic medical records with CVS Health and their Minute ... feature of the broader expansion of
Wal-Mart to give EHRs the discount treatment. Most small physician offices cite cost as a big reason for not adopting electronic health records but what if they could buy their ... And I would argue that mentality is sorely lacking in the health care
QD: News Every Day--"meaningful use" defined. CMS issued its much anticipated final rule today on "meaningful use" of electronic health records, laying out what physicians need to do to qualify ... Office of the Federal Register, Department of Health and