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On the road to meaningful use of EHRs: a survey of California physicians

Contributor(s):
Coffman, Janet M.
Grumbach, Kevin.
Fix, Margaret.
Traister, Leon.
Bindman, Andrew B.
California HealthCare Foundation.
Publication:
Oakland, Calif. : California HealthCare Foundation, c2012
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Electronic Health Records -- statistics & numerical data
Meaningful Use -- statistics & numerical data
Attitude to Computers
Diffusion of Innovation
Electronic Health Records -- legislation & jurisprudence
Eligibility Determination
Health Care Surveys
Medicaid
Medicare
Patient safety
Reimbursement, Incentive -- legislation & jurisprudence
State Health Plans
Humans
California
United States
United States.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
While use of electronic health records (EHRs) can improve coordination and quality of care, patient safety, outcomes reporting, and provider efficiency, some physicians have been slow to adopt the technology. To encourage the meaningful use of EHRs, the federal government created an incentive program for clinicians and hospitals. This report summarized findings from a survey of California physicians about their current use of EHRs and their eligibility for the incentive program. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, authorized Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) to make incentive payments to clinicians and hospitals for EHR use to improve health care delivery. HITECH incentive payments will total up to $27 billion over 10 years, with $2 billion to $3 billion going to California hospitals and providers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) responsibility for identifying California physicians who are eligible to receive Medi-Cal EHR incentive payments. In 2011, faculty at the University of California, san Francisco, working on behalf of the California Medicaid Research Institute, developed and conducted a survey to help DHCS estimate the extent to which California physician currently use EHRs and the number of physicians in California who would be eligible for Medi-Cal incentive payments. Responses to this survey can be considered baseline data on HER availability and use prior to implementation of Medi-Cal EHR incentive payments because all responses were submitted several months before DHCS began registering individual providers, group practices, clinics, and hospitals for the program.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101604097 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Coffman, Janet M.
Grumbach, Kevin.
Fix, Margaret.
Traister, Leon.
Bindman, Andrew B.
California HealthCare Foundation.
Publication:
Oakland, Calif. : California HealthCare Foundation, c2012
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Electronic Health Records -- statistics & numerical data
Meaningful Use -- statistics & numerical data
Attitude to Computers
Diffusion of Innovation
Electronic Health Records -- legislation & jurisprudence
Eligibility Determination
Health Care Surveys
Medicaid
Medicare
Patient safety
Reimbursement, Incentive -- legislation & jurisprudence
State Health Plans
Humans
California
United States
United States.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
While use of electronic health records (EHRs) can improve coordination and quality of care, patient safety, outcomes reporting, and provider efficiency, some physicians have been slow to adopt the technology. To encourage the meaningful use of EHRs, the federal government created an incentive program for clinicians and hospitals. This report summarized findings from a survey of California physicians about their current use of EHRs and their eligibility for the incentive program. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, authorized Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) to make incentive payments to clinicians and hospitals for EHR use to improve health care delivery. HITECH incentive payments will total up to $27 billion over 10 years, with $2 billion to $3 billion going to California hospitals and providers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) responsibility for identifying California physicians who are eligible to receive Medi-Cal EHR incentive payments. In 2011, faculty at the University of California, san Francisco, working on behalf of the California Medicaid Research Institute, developed and conducted a survey to help DHCS estimate the extent to which California physician currently use EHRs and the number of physicians in California who would be eligible for Medi-Cal incentive payments. Responses to this survey can be considered baseline data on HER availability and use prior to implementation of Medi-Cal EHR incentive payments because all responses were submitted several months before DHCS began registering individual providers, group practices, clinics, and hospitals for the program.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101604097 (See catalog record)