Dr. Mike Koriwchak: "Meaningful Use" Regulations Killed Health Record Innovation
So you want electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR)--and so you should.
So you want electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR)--and so you should. Doctors in private practice were innovating to provide top-flight electronic records long before the federal government encumbered EMR and EHR with fruitless reporting requirements under the guise of "meaningful use," which distract physicians from providing patients with the highest quality care.
In today's Health Care News Podcast, Dr. Mike Koriwchak, vice president of Docs4PatientCare Foundation and co-host of The Doctor's Lounge joined Heartland research fellow and Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton to share why the day the feds rolled out "meaningful use" was the day innovation died in the realm of EMR and EHR, and how lawmakers and CMS can help revive it.