Electronic health records touted

Dennis E. Curran writes in the Wyoming Business Report:

A team of federal health officials visited Wyoming today to tout the economic and health advantages of using electronic health records and to urge Wyoming to apply for inclusion in a new electronic health records demonstration project.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the federal Department of Health and Human Services is planning a five-year demonstration project that will encourage doctors in small and medium-sized practices to use electronic heath records.

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The project will involve doctors in 12 areas around the country and involve an estimated 3.6 million patients. Federal health officials hope to show a marked improvement in quality of patient care over the five-year project.

The program will pay participating doctors up to $58,000 and group practices up to $290,000 over the five-year period, but Weems said cost savings should more than pay for those payments.

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