More lawsuits against electronic health record (EHR) vendors that skirt “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements are likely on the horizon, according to a whistleblower attorney from Washington, DC.
In certain neighborhoods and communities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, pediatric access to primary care is not a certainty for thousands of pre-K to high school-age children.
The frustrations consumers face in obtaining copies of their own medical records is not lost on federal health IT officials, as shown in ONC’s new report: “Improving the Health Records Request Process.”
New proposed legislation would loosen the more stringent “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements that kick in as time goes on, allowing Medicare physicians to more easily participate in the program without facing financial penalties.
Patient safety is an organizational responsibility. But concern over the astonishing rate of development and adoption of EHRs in recent years has also provided potential for risk and safety issues.