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Lessons from EHR’s and Affordable Care Act website

fpm20070300p26-uf1 It is a mandate that requires physicians to transition to computerized versions of patients’ paper charts by 2015, according to healthit.gov, and is another unfortunate arm of the Affordable Care Act.  Doctors who don’t jump on board will lose 2 percent of their Medicare reimbursements starting in 2017. The government believes that electronic medical records will save Medicare funds and improve patient care.  According to the small-scale study of one ED, physicians spent 44% of their time entering data in their EHR. They spent 28% of their time in direct patient care, 12% reviewing test results and records, 13% in discussion with colleagues, and 3% on other activities. Continue reading