House Bill 706 Electronic Health Records Regulation and Reimbursement

The MHCC collaborated with health systems, the statewide HIE, the Maryland Regional Extension Center (REC), management service organizations (MSOs), medical and allied health care societies, and payers in the State in developing the following recommendations. The recommendations are intended to mitigate barriers to EHR adoption and assist providers in meeting the requirements of meaningful use, including the electronic exchange of clinical information. Barriers to adoption include cost, vendor selection, and loss of productivity during implementation. The recommendations include legislative actions and strategic initiatives to increase EHR adoption, meaningful use, and HIE use among providers.

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