Health Records (EHRs) and Government
than half of U.S. doctors have switched to electronic health records and are
using them to manage patients’ basic medical information, according to federal
Radnosky, “ Electronic Health Data Gaining Favor,” Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2013
So saith government.
Overall, addeth the government,
291,325 doctors and other providers -55% of office-based providers “eligible”
for adopting EHRs and using them at a set level - have received $5.9 billion for
doing so. An additional $8. Billion have
been disbursed to hospitals for the same purpose.
All of this is good news, according to Farzad Mostashari,
MD, national coordinator of HIT for HHS, and to David Blumenthal, MD, Mostashari’s predecessor. Blumenthal believes the including all
eligible doctors, roughly 530,000 of them, using EHRs will be completed in 5
more years. Or else, in 2015 the government will start penalizing physicians for not
using EHRs and prescribing electronically.
The heavy-handed government use of carrots and
sticks is evident here. What is not evident are answers to these questions.
Does the use of EHRs make care more
efficient and safer?
Do the existing EHRs communicate with
one another at the
physician-to-physician, physician-to-hospital, and hospital-to-hospital
Is there any solid evidence that EHRs
raise or lower costs?
What effect, if any, do EHRs have on
Have the privacy and security concerns
of patients, physicians, and hospitals been adequately addressed?
EHRs increased physician productivity and patient safety?
What are the error rates of EHR data entry?
What about those 240,000 other
physicians who receive Medicare or Medicaid payments
But who are not “eligible” for federal
EHR subsidies or who do not choose to prescribe electronically.
not, saith Dr. Mostashari, to patients, “Please be patient with your physicians
as they transition to EHRs. The ‘Under
construction, pardon our appearance” is the phase we’re in.”
Indeed, EHRs are “under construction.” But there is
no assurance unversal EHR use will ever be
complete. In the U.S,, the private
sector – physicians and businesses- have
ways of wiggling free or avoiding government mandates – physicians by going
into cash only or concierge practices, businesses by waivers or self-funding or reducing
workers to 29 hour weeks.
The U.S. is
not the same as Europe, where EHR use is more universal and where socialized
medical systems are more prevalent. In Europe,
the government sector is much larger than the private sector – by a factor of
2-to-3, compared to 1-to-4 in the U.S., which means government is roughly 2.7 times more powerful in Europe. In the U.S.,
private doctors are more likely to fight EHRs rather than switch.
Tweet: Federal data indicates that 271,325 doctors
out of roughly 500,000 “eligible” for government subsidies have switched to
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