HOUSTON July 13, 2011
June 6th Texas $27 billion
Sabra Knox Anson
May 26th $158 million $4.7 billion
To qualify for the ARRA money, healthcare providers need to install certified EHRs and prove that they are using the systems in a "meaningful" way by attesting to the fact that they are meeting specific user requirements. For example, hospitals must ensure that more than 50% of patients’ demographic data is recorded as structured data, more than 50% of requesting patients receive electronic copies of their records within three business days and at least one clinical decision support rule is implemented.
"With electronic records in place, information will be able to follow patients from provider to provider. And, eventually the universal use of EHRs will help all of us in the healthcare industry to provide a higher level of care to our patients," Knox said.
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