Medicare quality improvement organizations will provide free guidance on adopting electronic health records and using them to improve clinical performance to small- and medium-size physician practices under a three-year contract with the CMS. David Schulke, executive vice president of the American Health Quality Association, which represents QIOs, said the group intends to spur wider use of electronic records by showing physicians how to use the technology to learn best practices and assess work flow and patient care, particularly for chronic illnesses. Read the AHQA fact sheet on the program. -- by Andis Robeznieks
QIOs to offer docs free advice on electronic records
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