A Happy New Year, HealthIT?

Many of those interested and concerned with HealthIT are looking at 2015 as a critical year, especially for the fate of  electronic health records (EHR).

Arthur Allen, editor of eHealth at Pro Politico, muses on the problems 2015 brings for EHR, describing well the factors contributing to the immanent issues and crisis.

Of course, the fate and future of personal health records (PHR) will depend on a healthy EHR ecosystem. This month one percent Medicare payment penalties kick in for healthcare providers who do not demonstrate ‘meaningful use’ of patient information, including sharing with patients. And that’s where PHR use comes into play.

Happy-2015-new-year-wallpaperA happy new year for federal EHR? For a glimpse at the answer, read Allen’s article, High noon for federal health records.

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