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Doctors Penalized For Not Using Electronic Health Records

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Your doctor might be penalized by the U.S. Government for doing his job.

New health regulations are mandating that doctors and physicians migrate towards using electronic health records.  But – for the most part – they have been slow to the transition, even though there is a $44,000 bonus for them for doing so.

Overall, just one in six doctors has adopted electronic health records significantly enough to qualify for the bonus, the study found.

“These are the doctors that have attested to using the electronic health records. My guess is that more people are on the journey [to using electronic records] than have attested to it. But, there are still some physicians who haven’t started using electronic health records at all,” said the study’s lead author, Adam Wright, a senior research scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

So – okay – maybe these doctors don’t want to qualify for the bonus.  At this point, it’s nothing ventured nothing gained.  But, that’s about to change.  As of 2015, U.S. physicians that aren’t using electronic record keeping will be fined.

Read more here:  U.S. Doctors Slow To Adopt Electronic Health Records – Health – MSN Healthy Living.

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