Ineligibility for EHR incentives creates digital divide, report says

03/14/2012 | HealthImaging.com

The U.S. is creating a digital divide by excluding certain health care providers from incentives for the adoption of EHRs and the reforms that go along with the process of demonstrating meaningful use, according to a report in Health Affairs. EHR adoption rates are "dismally low" for ineligible inpatient providers, such as rehabilitation, psychiatric and long-term acute care hospitals, according to the report.

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