HHS considers potential downsides of EHR incentive programs

01/28/2010 | Government Health IT magazine

HHS plans to create an expert panel that will be tasked with fixing any "potentially harmful unintended consequences" of its incentive programs designed to speed up the adoption of EHRs among providers. "A sense of responsibility for activities we support, historical experience, as well as mounting evidence of unexpected problems, demand that we consider potential downsides," the agency said in a notice.

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