The Sooner, The Better

Larkin, Howard
May 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2009, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p44
Trade Publication
The article discusses the utilization of interoperable electronic medical records (EMR) inside and outside hospitals in the U.S. According to the author, to earn the information technology (IT) bonus payments included in the recent economic stimulus package, hospitals need to demonstrate the meaningful use of EMR. The factors that are said to be critical for the successful implementation of EMR are explained, which include management and board support, technical support infrastructure and physician engagement.


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