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HHS inspector general’s office quizzes providers about EHR use
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals using electronic health records have until Friday to complete a survey from HHS‘ inspector general’s office asking myriad questions about how they use their EHR systems—questions that come at a time when critics have accused the industry of using the programs to increase revenue. The Oct. 11 electronic survey wasn’t mailed to all hospitals—only to those that attained EHR meaningful-user status in 2011, said Pamela McNutt, chief information officer and a senior vice president at Methodist Health System in Dallas.