One of the primary developers of the software for EMR is a company called Epic. The software package cost to a hospital is close to 100 million and like all software packages will require expensive upgrades. The company is privately owned. The founder is a computer science prof from university of Wisconsin and she had help from the people at Harvard to help with development. Orwellian medicine is here.
I think they are giving incentives for meaningful use criteria being met.
Very large incentives. And this all comes from the healthcare act courtesy of our marxist leader.
“They can access your chart .....”
They WILL access your bank accounts as part of the “process” to determine your “eligibility” for care..
H.R. 3590 gives the federal government specific access to individual bank accounts and medical records as provided by that individuals health plan. The government may monitor an individuals finances and medical records electronically, for the purposes of determining an individuals eligibility for certain programs under the bill. They may also monitor an individuals finances and medical records to ascertain whether that individual has health insurance and is making regular premium payments to an approved health insurance plan; this will allow the federal government to determine each individuals financial responsibilities with respect to penalties and fees prior to or at the point of care as outlined in the bill.