In response to Joseph Conn's "HHS, CMS to launch EHR incentive program":
While I applaud the CMS for at least some effort at stimulating growth and adoption of electronic health records in physician offices, those physicians who have been at the forefront of implementation of electronic office records for their patients for the right reasons will now be essentially penalized with the cost of implementation and no reward for improving quality of care by being left out of this initiative.
What about those early adopters?
W. H. Peters, M.D.Forrest General HospitalHattiesburg, Miss. To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.