SPOTLIGHT: P4P pioneer takes focus off EMR adoption

Bridges to Excellence, one of the largest and longest-running physician incentive program, is putting its full emphasis on patient management and outcomes rather than just encouraging the adoption of EMRs and other "systems of care." The news coincides with the launch of new programs for treatment and management of asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease and hypertension. However, BTE also says it will use the clinical data portal of healthcare consulting firm IPRO to accept data from EMRs for the purpose of tracking results. Press release