RTI report stirs up debate

08/24/2007 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A recent RTI International report calling for EHR developers to re-engineer EHR systems so they can be used by payers as fraud-fighting tools provoked mixed reactions. Government contracts generally accepted the proposal, health IT vendors supported and criticized it, and privacy advocates opposed it. Certification Commission for Health Information Technology chair Mark Leavitt says officials must review the report's recommendations item by item and consider the practicality of implementing such tools.

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