Practice Fusion: We'll meet MU deadline--or pay for switch

San Francisco-based electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion is financially backing that doctors who use its system will be 2014 Meaningful use-ready by the end of this year. The company says it will pay as much as $5,000 in costs for customers who choose to switch vendors should that deadline not be reached. The guarantee is similar to one made in June by Watertown, Mass.-based EHR vendor athenahealth, which guaranteed ICD-10 readiness for all customers who are live with their system prior to June 30, 2014. Announcement

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