Med Groups Tell HHS To Dial Back E-Health Records Regs

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 1:54 PM EST) -- The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association pushed back Monday against proposed goals for expanded “meaningful use” of electronic health records, accusing the federal government of moving too fast and calling for an independent evaluation of the program's benchmarks and shortcomings.

In separate letters addressing recommendations for a third stage of e-records rollout, the organizations offered strikingly similar criticisms of efforts to digitize patient information, expressing alarm that providers are being hurriedly forced to embrace unaffordable and unproven technologies.

“While the AMA shares the...
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