Navigation Links
EMRConsultant.com Supports the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Date:3/9/2009

Ever since President Bush announced in 2004 an initiative to have the health records of all Americans in an electronic format, the race has been on to accomplish this daunting task. However, unfortunately, unsatisfactory progress has been made to date. Now, with $19 billion allocated specifically for this purpose, this goal will likely be met by the 2014 deadline previously announced.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) March 9, 2009 -- EMRConsultant.com welcomes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that was signed into law on February 17th. It provides for $19 billion intended to improve healthcare by incentivizing physicians to adopt interoperable Electronic Health Records, and by improving the infrastructure of required to make such medical software interoperable.

"We're very pleased and supportive of this aspect of the stimulus plan, which is focused on bringing more affordable and better quality health care," said Eric S. Fishman, M.D., Founder and President of EMRConsultant.com.

The specific section within the Stimulus Act is known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and it provides for $17 billion in physician incentives through Medicare and Medicaid. For instance, the reimbursement system awards physicians up to $44,000 in additional Medicare payments if they purchase and meaningfully use a certified EHR system which allows for sharing of clinical data, by 2011. In addition there is $2 billion designated for improving the infrastructure and standards for EHRs.

Interestingly, while the phrases EHR and Electronic Health Record are used over 100 times in the bill, EMR and Electronic Medical record are entirely absent. It mentions voice recognition as an area for further research.

President Barack Obama stated the day of the signing, "Because we know that spiraling healthcare costs are crushing families and businesses alike, we're taking the most meaningful step in years towards modernizing our healthcare system."

Since 2004, EMRConsultant has provided almost 10,000 recommendations to physicians, and their matching technology improves daily. Physicians and CIOs interested in Electronic Health Records can obtain a free customized analysis of their health information technology needs at EMRConsultant.com, or can query their database of over 300 EHRs in real-time, by visiting http://www.EHRScope.com.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/03/prweb2204144.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. SCAN Health Plan Arizona Supports Fight Against Parkinsons
2. American College of Surgeons Supports Steps to Shore Up Medicare Payment System In Proposed Federal Budget
3. Presidents 2010 Budget Request Strongly Supports VA Programs
4. Supports Intensity Scale is effective for identifying needs in people with intellectual disability
5. American Association for Homecare Supports President Obama in His Commitment to Stop Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare
6. Cash for Gold USA Firmly Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer
7. BioMarin Supports Observance of Rare Disease Day February 28
8. Consumer Watchdog to U.S. Senate: Dont Leave Consumers Out of Health Reform Debate, Public Opposes Mandatory Purchases of Private Insurance & Supports Opening Medicare to Everyone
9. HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association Supports Economic Stimulus Package as Key to Healthcare Transformation
10. Opioid Safety and Efficacy Web Resource for Clinicians Supports Education and Practice Needs
11. Founders Club Proudly Supports the St. Josephs/Candler Mammography Fund
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 17, 2017 , ... Tanya Atagi, ... in Lone Tree, CO, at Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics. , To ... potent combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound energy. Smoother, younger-looking skin is revealed on all ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private ... of 3,004.8% , NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Azzur ... the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Finalists in the 2017 (second annual) ... The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, ... places to work. , A diverse group of organizations and individuals around the ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... leadership team as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Spiro brings over 30 ... he will provide strategic leadership for BHI’s cutting-edge analytics solutions. , “I am ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Any Lab Test Now® is thrilled to announce ... newly released, 36th annual Inc. 5000 , the most prestigious compilation of the ... companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and midsized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth Oregon ... improves patient care and operational efficiency for patients at hospitals ... , Cottage Grove , and ... PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to move patients ... or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:8/1/2017)... , Aug. 1, 2017   CerSci Therapeutics , ... Dallas, Texas , has received notice from the ... Institutes of Health (NIH) that it has been awarded ... totaling over $650,000 in 2017 with an additional $1,000,000 ... Investigational New Drug application of their lead non-opioid drug ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... Three Tru-D SmartUVC robots have arrived at Brian ... . Tru-D, short for "Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection," is a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ... services (ES) professional cleans the area with traditional cleaning protocols. ... Tru-D fights germs at Army ... "Although the BAACH has a very low infection ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: