In a letter to ONC, the AMA expresses concern with the pace of Meaningful Use and asks for a full evaluation of existing EHR and health IT problems before moving on to Stage 3.
Patient Privacy Rights calls on the government to issue guidance on how cloud-based EHRs should be implemented to minimize the risk of data breaches.
John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, weighs in on the recent Rand study that suggests EHRs may not reduce healthcare costs to the levels originally expected.
CMS announces that physicians providing outpatient services from Critical Access Hospitals that bill under Method II are eligible to participate in the EHR incentive program. However,they will be unable to attest until 2014 due to CMS system limitations.