EHR incentive programs in 2011: A letdown?

The Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive programs seem to be getting mixed reviews, to some extent. Many laud the initiatives as a way to jumpstart the adoption of EHRs and move the healthcare industry into the electronic age. As of September 30, more than 114,000 eligible professionals and hospitals had registered for the program, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had dished out more than $850 million in incentive payments. That doesn't even include the incentive payments that providers are still working on to earn in 2011. --Read the full column from FierceEMR