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Federation of American Hospitals: Drop Quality Improvement Requirements??

Editor’s note: What do you think the following story means? What do you suppose it says about hospitals? If you don’t measure it, it won’t change. If you information is not transparent and available to customers what does this portend for health care quality, improvement and system development?

FAH: Drop quality improvement requirements for EHR subsidies
The Federation of American Hospitals is calling for the elimination of proposed requirements for health care providers to submit quality improvement data to the HHS in order to qualify as a “meaningful user” of electronic health records and be eligible for subsidy payments. The FAH said the HHS would overstep its authority if the requirements are approved and that additional quality improvement measures “will prohibit ARRA funding for those who do not satisfy the performance measures.” Modern Healthcare (free registration) (8/27)

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August 30, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare, quality | , ,

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