AMA Calls For Overhaul Of Electronic Records Systems

Law360, Washington (September 16, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The American Medical Association on Tuesday urged vendors and the federal government to revamp the electronic health record industry and create more usable products for physicians, saying the current regulations are too rigid and prevent physicians from realizing the benefits of the technology.

As it unveiled its new framework to overhaul the EHR industry, the association blasted the Obama administration for taking  an "all or nothing" approach to EHR adoption among Medicare providers and claimed the tactic has made it impossible for practitioners to acquire usable programs.

"We believe the meaningful use program and the regulatory structure associated with it initially...

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