GOP Lawmakers Question Costs Of Health E-Records Push

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 3:25 PM EST) -- Federal regulators and health experts on Wednesday downplayed Republican concerns over the costs of pushing electronic health records usage, telling a U.S. House of Representatives panel that provider incentives and "meaningful use" requirements will ultimately improve patient care.

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, or HITECH Act, most health care providers are required to switch to electronic record keeping over the next several years. The requirements are being put into place in three stages, in which providers must prove that they're...
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