EHRs, also known as electronic health records, offer tremendous benefits for both healthcare providers and their patients, as long as they are being used effectively. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides incentive payments to eligible professionals that can demonstrate that they meet Meaningful Use (MU) standards for certain EHR technology. The earlier that your practice qualifies to receive EHR incentive payments, the more money you stand to earn: if you qualify to earn your first payment this year, you can still get paid as much as $39,000 through 2016, not counting the maximum $780 loss, due to the effect of sequestration on Medicare payments.Read More
EHR implementation is a subject that is weighing heavily on the minds of many healthcare professionals. Since not every doctor or medical administrator is trained effectively in the specific details of EHRs, or electronic health records, some may find it difficult to make this transition. However, the effort to make the switch should be well worth it.
Having a reliable EHR solution in place is already important, and in the coming years it will become critical for every organization involved in the healthcare business. But what constitutes a good Electronic Health Record system is still a hotly debated issue.
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is an asset to your medical practice. We are living in an exciting time of transition from paper medical records to an electronic database system.