This very interesting report appeared a little while ago.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
EHR Data Not Ready for Prime Time, Studies Show
by Ken Terry, iHealthBeat Contributing Reporter
Two new studies cast doubt on whether the data in electronic health records are reliable enough to be used as the basis for publicly reported quality measurements and performance-based payments. A third study shows that EHR data on cervical cancer screening may be dependable, but only under certain circumstances.
Taken together, the studies -- all published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association -- provide a snapshot of how well U.S. physicians are documenting preventive services and other clinical data in EHRs. This is important because public and private payers are beginning to require EHR-derived data to support programs aimed at lowering costs and improving the quality of care.
For example, Stage 1 of the meaningful use incentive program requires physicians to provide...
This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.