Doctors Raise Doubts on Digital Health Data
Articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine’s April issue present a bleaker picture for the $19 million, multi-year electronic health record (EHR) initiative included in the Stimulus Package adopted last month.
The papers point to greater obstacles—practical and financial—than previously thought.
One article, based on a study by the federal government and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, reveals only 9 percent of 3,000 hospitals surveyed have EHRs. A second opinion article by health information management (HIM) directors at Children’s Hospital Boston maintains the financial program could be a costly policy mistake.
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