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Docs Helping Docs Embrace IT

Docs Helping Docs Embrace IT

Modern Healthcare Magazine | By Maureen McKinney

At last year’s meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, held in February in Orlando, Fla., a small group of well-known health information technology leaders from the public and private sectors met to discuss the need to create a resource for physicians who were struggling to implement IT systems in their practices.

At the time, most physicians were uneasy about the demands posed by the federal government’s electronic health-record incentive program, says Dr. Peter Basch, an internist with Washington (D.C.) Primary Care Physicians and medical director of ambulatory EHR and health IT policy for nine-hospital MedStar Health, Columbia, Md.

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