Thursday, April 26, 2012

Meaningful Use Still a Challenge Despite Strides, Say Hospitals

Milliard, Mike. "Meaningful Use Still a Challenge Despite Strides, Say Hospitals." Healthcare IT News, April 24, 2012.

From the article: "Most hospitals and health systems report being well along in completing electronic health record implementation, but many still have doubts about their ability to meet new EHR standards, according to a new poll from KPMG.

Forty-eight percent of hospital and health system business leaders who participated in the survey said they were confident in their organization’s level of readiness to meet Stage 1
meaningful use requirements, say KPMG officials. Thirty-nine percent said they were somewhat confident, 3 percent said they were not confident at all, and 10 percent didn’t know what their level of readiness was.

The poll also found that nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of hospital and health system leaders said they are more than 50 percent of the way to completing EHR system adoption."

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