Report: Hospital IT systems inadequate in automating data collection

05/10/2007 | Government Health IT magazine

Information technology typically falls short of completely automating data collection for hospitals, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The CMS requires that hospitals submit data quarterly to avoid reductions in their Medicare payment update, but a study of eight hospitals found that existing IT systems are far from reaching the point of allowing hospitals to automate the abstraction process, according to the report.

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