July 25, 2014
A recent survey conducted by Medscape involving 18.575 physicians across 25 specialties finds relative dissatisfaction with EHR use. According to the results, physicians appear to feel that EHRs interrupt patient care.
The survey also found that 22 percent of physicians are opting out of Meaningful Use / MIPS and that 16 percent will never attest to Meaningful Use / MIPS requirements. Another 6 percent of participants said they are abandoning Meaningful Use / MIPS after meeting the requirements in previous years, up 2 percent from 2012.
Details of the results can be found here.
The U.S. House of Representatives has plans to sue President Barack Obama on the grounds that he has exceeded his constitutional authority by delaying the employer mandate in the federal health care law. The resolution cleared the house committee on Thursday and will be addressed next week.
If you represent a hospital intent on meeting critical IT initiatives, it’s likely you’re feeling the pressures of inadequate staffing. Complex projects like EMR implementation, Meaningful Use / MIPS achievement, ICD-10 conversion, and the adoption of data analytics solutions require highly specialized support. Yet today, more than ever before, health care IT job opportunities greatly outnumber qualified candidates.