Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'EMR'

Physicians Using EHRs Will Get Medicare Bonus (Updated)

Yesterday's online edition of the Congressional Quarterly included an announcement that Medicare will spend some additional money on physicians deploying EHR technology: The Bush administration announced on Tuesday a new program providing bonuses to doctors using electronic health records —...

NYC Goes In On EMRs

Here's a lead from today's New York Times online: After two years of planning and a public investment of more than $60 million, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Monday that New York City was ready to equip doctors with...

A Contrary View on EMRs

Over at the Health Care Renewal blog contributor MedInformaticsMD has posted a contrarian's viewpoint on electronic medical records. The piece is interesting in that he doesn't take the curmudgeon's path of resisting change for the sake of resisting change, but...

Health Plan Uses Incentive Funds to Encourage EMRs

According to this article posted June 14 on the Capital District Business Review's website, Capital District Physician's Health Plan has distributed more than $3 million in incentive funds to primary care doctors and specialists who have implemented electronic medical record...

EMRs are No Quality Panacea

A study reported in today's Washington Post suggests that electronic medical records do not in and of themselves improve patient care: Electronic medical record systems are no guarantee that diabetes patients will get better care, a new study finds. When...

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