Comments
EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
andyx
50%
50%
andyx,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/11/2013 | 3:52:27 PM
re: EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
While there is justifiable need to raise strong awareness and physician response regarding implementing EHR, i neither agree with the legislative action nor the quoted strong response of the cited "letter to physicians". I believe strong and meaningful use of EHR is absolutely essential to achieving a viable public healthcare system in the United States. However, our physicians are not licensed to support our public healthcare system, they are licensed to practice medicine on individuals. This legislation crosses the line over what physician licensing means.
However, I believe that delays in modernization of the U.S. Healthcare Industry are detrimental to that industry and this relates to: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse; ICD-10 implementation; EHR and its meaningful use; accountable care; health information exchanges; and the general pay-as-you-go philosophy in medical care which leads to what T.R. Reid says places this country among the poorer performing National Healthcare programs in the world.
AustinIT
50%
50%
AustinIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/5/2013 | 6:56:56 PM
re: EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
Agreed. The Amendment should be repealed and I am shocked it was ever passed in the first place.
jaysimmons
50%
50%
jaysimmons,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2013 | 6:10:52 PM
re: EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
I believe this law would certainly need to be reinterpreted to provide more flexibility for the physicians. As Dunlap says, there are a huge number of physicians that aren't even eligible for meaningful use because of the fields that they work in, yet they would be susceptible to losing their licenses if this law were to come into effect. I don't believe holding physicians' medical licenses hostage is a good way to get physicians to account for meaningful use. I think this plan would backfire and move physicians against health IT if anything.

Jay Simmons
Information Week Contributor


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - August 20, 2014
CIOs need people who know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security, and, most of all, can break through cultural resistance.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.