Friday, January 22, 2010

EHR stimulus update

Do you have meaningful use on the brain? In a follow up to the primer on EHR stimulus incentives, Ken Terry's EHR Incentives Update in the February journal digs deeper into the meaningful use criteria.

There's a good chance you've got some confusion or anxiety about acquiring and learning to use an EHR. But if you want to get the maximum federal dollars, you can't really hesitate. Ken's article will help clear up some confusions and get you on the right path for the EHR incentives.

I also welcome your comments here about what you're doing to acquire and meaningfully use an EHR.


  1. There is nothing I can do to make my EMR complaint with the meaningful use requirements since I did not write the program nor can I modify it. I am confident that the company on top of this and is updating the software as needed. If not, they will have a lot of very unhappy users and the backlash will not be pretty!

  2. DrDave_in_IllinoisJanuary 24, 2010 at 2:55 AM

    Compliance with P4P and other hoops for us to jumpt through (including them updating the software as the government eternally changes their minds on what's meaningful and useful) should be part of the contract that is signed when the EMR is installed. If not, you're up defecation creek without a tongue blade...

    All this "meaningful use", P4P, etc....wonderful ways to give the government excuses not to pay us, or make us do extra work to keep the money we earned. That's exactly what I signed up for...