The Pluses And Minuses Of Electronic Medical Records
As part of the 2009 stimulus package, doctors and hospitals in the U.S. were offered financial incentives to switch to electronic medical records. Three years later, more than one-third have moved to digital. While the change has improved efficiencies and patient safety, there is rising concern about the vulnerability of the system to fraud. One recent study found that hospitals received billions more in Medicare reimbursements following the switch to digital records. And patient privacy concerns remain. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts discuss the positives and negatives of electronic health records.
professor of medical education at the University of Virginia.
senior reporter at The Center for Public Integrity.
chief medical information officer at Cleveland Clinic.
national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services.
internist at Foxhall Group in Washington, D.C.