Posted on October 21st, 2009 No comments
The HIT Policy Advisory Committee’s information exchange workgroup learned Tuesday just how difficult it’s going to be for doctors to exchange electronic lab results to qualify for federal “meaningful use” bonuses. Physicians can earn a potential $44,000 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), beginning Oct. 1, 2011, but they will have to show meaningful use of data, including the use of electronic laboratory results.
Posted on September 21st, 2009 No comments
Privacy experts hold a variety of views on how much control patients should be able to have over their electronic health records. In a Friday meeting of the HIT Policy Committee, some experts said policies that require too much patient control could hamper a patient’s health in a medical emergency, while others said not enough control could put their lives at risk in other ways.
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Privacy experts debate patient consent