Ready or not: On the road to meaningful use of EHRs and health IT
The government has decided that electronic health records (EHRs) form the asphalt of tomorrow’s information health highway, and it has defined meaningful use (MU) as the master plan to ensure that the highway is effective and systematic. The stimulus funding for health IT, which starts next year in 2011, is a small carrot compared to the amount of resources it will take to deploy this technology. But late adopters will feel the big stick of Medicare penalties if they fail to implement EHRs that meet the criteria for MU beginning in 2015.
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