Analysis: Financial issues could compromise nationwide EMR adoption

07/14/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Some hospitals, physician groups and technology vendors have expressed concern that investing too soon in electronic medical records might render the government's digitized health care plan ineffective and could endanger patients' lives. Experts and officials also warned that aggressive demands on EMR rules such as "meaningful use" or penalties for noncompliance might discourage health care providers from participating in the effort.

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