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Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS
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Clinical Innovation + Technology
There has generally been broad consensus that widespread adoption of EHRs is a necessary, if as yet imperfect, step in the evolution to better, safer and more affordable care.
 - Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Helping physicians and other eligible professionals adopt and make meaningful use of EHRs is a top priority for many CMIOs in 2011. The most obvious and proximate reason is the time-limited availability and front-loading of meaningful use incentive payments beginning this year. The longer term reason that will persist after meaningful use incentives expire is that EHR meaningful use is seen by CMS and other payors as essential to achieving national quality, value and healthcare reform goals.