Friday, May 29, 2009

An Interesting Perspective on EHR Funding

Lyle Berkowitz is not an electronic health-record systems basher; far from it.

Nor is he opposed to the federal government subsidizing hospitals and physician offices, although he says the proposed maximum payments of $44,000 for most office-based physicians like himself in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 won’t cover the true cost of installing an EHR.

No, what gets Berkowitz going is the poor quality of the user interface of the current crop of EHR systems on the market.

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