While some may be concerned that providers would return to their old, paper-based ways once the Medicare EHR incentive payments stop flowing in 2016, a recent report suggests the EMR market will continue to blossom well after.
Ever since the Affordable Care Act outlined incentives to increase the use of electronic health records, slowly but surely, practices and hospitals across the nation began implementing these innovations into their offices.
As many IT professionals know, 2014 was a major year for the health care industry in general, especially with major insurance reforms like the Affordable Care Act and federal mandates for health IT like meaningful use.
More predictions and estimates show that EHRs are a clear cost-saving strategy for practices and hospitals, but the most recent report concerning EHR implementation and the global health care industry might surprise even the most ardent supporters.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Analytics EHR Adoption Scale, also known as the EMRAM model, is one of the platforms that many health care organizations follow to keep track of EHR adoption.