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More hospitals moving to improved EHRs, CMS reports
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals are further along in upgrading their electronic health-record systems to where they need to be than had seemed possible only a month ago, according to new data from the CMS. After getting off to a sputtering start, nearly 3,700 hospitals have attested to meeting the program’s meaningful-use requirements through Dec. 1 this year. More are expected to attest as the filing period draws to a close at the end of this month, Elisabeth Myers, of CMS’ office of e-health standards and services, said in a report to the federally chartered Health Information Technology Policy Committee.