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Implementing Meaningful Use

Respondents in a recent study were asked to estimate the change in provider productivity resulting from the implementation of all 25 of the meaningful use criteria, not including the temporary decrease in productivity that occurs with any implementation of a new EHR.   The study found:
  • 67.9 % said that physician productivity will decrease
  • 31% said that physician productivity will decrease more than 10% 
  • 45.9% said that the proposed requirement that 80% of all patient requests for an electronic copy of their health information be fulfilled within 48 hours would be “difficult” or “very difficult” to achieve
  • 53.5% said that the proposed requirement that 10% of all patients be given electronic access to their health information within 96 hours of the information being available would be “difficult” or “very difficult” to achieve
Source: “MGMA data show ‘meaningful use’ requirements will lead to decreased physician productivity unless changed,” MGMA Press Release, March 4, 2010, http://www.mgma.com/press/default.aspx?id=33021&kc=HP10 
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March 11, 2010 - Posted by | health information technology, healthcare, Technology | , ,

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