EMRs were introduced to the healthcare industry with a carrot or stick approach. Those organizations that converted from paper to electronic records early were offered financial incentives, while those who did not faced being penalized down the road. Now, nearly every organization is making the move away from paper records to electronic medical records, but for some this move has proved problematic from a healthcare compliance perspective.
EMRs- Compliance Lessons Learned
As we identified in an earlier post (Top 10 Compliance Threats for 2011), Electronic Medical Records, or EMRs are one of the top healthcare compliance threats to organizations in the upcoming year.