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51 Healthcare Groups Call for Changes Of Federal EHR Adoption Proposal
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Healthcare providers need additional time and greater flexibility to meet criteria of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed electronic health record rule published earlier this year, a coalition of 51 groups told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a May 3 letter. They wrote that while they “fully support” the purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to “encourage the adoption and use of EHRs,” they are asking that it be done “in a manner that will remove barriers to and promote the widespread adoption of health information technology.”