SPOTLIGHT: Medicare incentives aren't enough to promote EMRs

A new analysis suggests that federal stimulus incentives intended to stimulate the use of EMRs simply won't be enough. The report, by PricewaterhouseCoopers, concludes that a 500-bed hospital would get $6.1 in incentives to buy, rollout and maintain a CCHIT-certified EMR. Meanwhile, the same system would lose only $3.2 million if they don't implement one. Article

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