[ Wednesday, January 26, 2011 ]
Meaningful Use and Expedited Adoption of HIT:
Anthony Guerra has a very interesting article
on HIT adoption for purposes of meeting the meaningful use rewards. His point is that, by requiring the specific elements and the speed at which HIT systems must be adopted, ONCHIT is setting up many hospital and health systems for failure. I think he's right. It's like making the entire class sit for the AP exam (when the teacher hasn't taught the class all of the AP elements). But it's worse than that -- if you don't achieve meaningful use, you don't get the incentives; but you also get penalized with reduced reimbursement later. It's a double-whammy.
Jeff [11:36 AM]
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