Digital Medical Records Incentive
Encouragingly, on the other hand, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, physicians can receive up to $44,000 in Medicare incentive payments beginning in 2011 for implementing EMR systems. Physicians must be able to demonstrate “meaningful use.”
EMR Implementation Can Help Avoid Penalties.
In order to avoid being penalized, physicians should prepare by knowing the process, time limits, and requirements for implementing EMR systems.
Since each physician’s digital medical records needs and requirements are different, the lead-time for a EMR implementation is around 2-4 months. There is also 6-8 months of training so each physician in a practice qualifies as a “meaningful EHR user.”
Our healthcare industry is in the the process of an exciting technology transformation. Governmental entities , trade sectors and even the President has been seen talking about the widespread IT adoption. Health care professionals are now seen rushing to meet these call of the hour. Health care providers of all specialties are beginning to switch in their paper charts for easy computer applications that help improve patient care, induce greater efficiency and productivity with more revenue.
USA Expedition with years of leading IT competency standards makes Health information technology (HIT) pleasantly possible for all health care providers to better manage patient care through easy, speedy & secure use of new electronic health records, instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information. It will save time and save lives.
With the help of healthcare IT, health care providers will have:
Accurate and complete information about a patient's health. That way they can give the best possible care, whether during a routine visit or a medical emergency.
The ability to better coordinate the care they give. This is especially important if a patient has a serious medical condition.
A way to securely share information with patients and their family caregivers over the Internet, for patients who opt for this convenience. This means patients and their families can more fully take part in decisions about their health care.
Information to help doctors diagnose health a problem sooner, reduce medical errors, and provides safer care at lower costs.