Monday, March 15, 2010

EHR Regulations May Discourage IT Adoption: AHA

The American Hospital Association says the regulations proposed by federal administrators to use stimulus payments to encourage widespread adoption of electronic health-record systems may actually discourage many providers from even trying to use the technology.

The government’s proposed list of 23 measures to demonstrate so-called "meaningful use" of EHR systems is so daunting that even hospitals that already have long-established systems may not qualify for stimulus payments because regulators have proposed hospitals meet every criteria before they become eligible to receive the federal grants, according to the AHA. Read more at Modern Healthcare.

Lisa Grabert, senior associate director for policy at the American Hospital Association, will speak at the 5th annual AHDI/MTIA Advocacy Summit on Thursday, March 25. Cynthia Brown, vice president of government affairs for the American Medical Association, will also speak at the event. For more information about the Advocacy Summit, including details on hotel and registration, please click here. If you have any questions about the event, contact Greg Doggett at (859) 512-3284 or

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