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Concerns About Costs, Productivity Impeding EHR Implementation

Despite federal incentives for the adoption of electronic health records, many physicians and hospital administrators have expressed concerns about implementing the systems, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHRs can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments (Ungar, Louisville Courier-Journal, 4/17).