Study: Hospitals slow to help physicians buy EMRs

09/22/2008 | Healthcare IT News

A new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change shows that hospitals are slowly adopting policies to help physicians adopt EMRs. Relaxed exceptions to the Stark law were supposed to spur involvement, but hospitals have been slow to pick up on the trend. "The effects of the regulatory changes on physician EMR adoption will ultimately depend both on hospitals' willingness to provide support and physicians' acceptance of hospital assistance," said Joy M. Grossman, senior researcher and co-author of the study.

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