Regarding this last week’s article in Forbes, by Peter Ubel (The Age of Electronic Medical Records Is Upon Us), I don?t believe 90% of what was quoted in this article,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “I don’t believe that the 37% meet all requirements! So that means if these numbers are correct, the 63% that don?t meet all requirements will be booted back! This is the difference between MU2 certification, like our Quantum Project is about to achieve, only a handful of platforms have this certification.”
What to keep in mind upon reading the article (below):
FQHC are not the market. They are paid for by the U.S. Government, they received millions each to adopt EMR, Not only the free EMR, but also hardware and people via a Jobs Bill. If they did not meet the base standards they had to pay back all the hard and soft costs. The money was good for 3 years, but most did not have the budget to keep going and laid off most of their IT staff last year. IT became somewhat of a disaster, because they can’t pay for the maintenance of the systems and this will be a problem with the net number* –as there will be major financial disruptions. There will, however, be some relief. This was ‘about’ a $4B problem of the nearly $30 BUSD issue. The (EMR) industry is sill very young; much like how the computer industry was in the 1950s. That said the leaders of today’s industry will NOT be the same leaders ten years from now.
The Age Of Electronic Medical Records Is Upon Us
Forbes PHARMA & HEALTHCARE 12/03/2014 – The United States is finally catching up to the rest of the developed world by integrating electronic medical records (EMRs) into our healthcare systems. I thought I would share a couple of pictures illustrating just how quickly the U.S. healthcare system is adopting these EMRs. The first picture comes from an article by Emily Jones and Michael Furukawa that shows a dramatic increase in EMR use and EMR capabilities among federally qualified healthcare centers: Read the full article here (Forbes).