The U.S. government has spent $25 billion under the Meaningful Use program to promote a digital health infrastructure based on the power of EHRs to enhance patient care, improve productivity, and reduce costs. And while more than 80% of physicians have adopted this technology, many physicians strongly believe the current course of Meaningful Use regulations threatens to turn the promise of EHRs into a pipe-dream.
Stringent government rules require EHR systems to serve too many functions and have twisted the technology so it interferes with face-to-face discussions with patients, struggles to share important healthcare information between different systems, and diverts resources away from patient care.
During the live event, the AMA will also discuss its ongoing initiatives to reframe federal regulations and encourage better designed EHRs that emphasize high-quality patient care as the primary focus.
Physicians and others who are not able to participate in this event can still make their voice heard on this critical issue. Visit BreaktheRedTape.org to share thoughts and experiences about EHR problems and solutions.
WHEN: Sept. 29, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. (ET). This event will also be streamed online starting at 7 p.m. (ET)
WHERE: Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
WHO: Henry Dorkin, M.D., vice-president, Massachusetts Medical Society
Kenneth D. Mandl, M.D., M.P.H., Boston's Children's Hospital and SMART Pioneer
Steven J. Stack, M.D., president, American Medical Association
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., board member, American Medical Association
REGISTER: To attend in person, or view an online simulcast, please visit our registration site