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19May, 2017

EHRs: We Have Barely Scratched the Surface

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For the last six years, the rush to install electronic healthcare records (EHR) in the entire United States healthcare industry, has been driven almost exclusively by the U.S. government’s proverbial “carrot and stick” approach. Originally, it offered $30 billion (USD) in incentives that one day in the not-too-distant future will be deemed wasted – this was the “carrot.” The “stick” was the mandated reductions or penalties in reimbursement if providers did not comply. Today that penalty is 3% of all government paid healthcare, increasing to 5% in 2019. We must […]