Federal report finds electronic health records push lacks key safeguards
Published on January 9, 2014 at 3:21 AM
The New York Times: Report Finds More Flaws In Digitizing Patient Files
Although the federal government is spending more than $22 billion to encourage hospitals and doctors to adopt electronic health records, it has failed to put safeguards in place to prevent the technology from being used for inflating costs and overbilling, according to a new report by a federal oversight agency (Abelson and Creswell, 1/8).
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