On Tuesday, the federal administration has revealed that from now onwards, the primary aim of the Obama Government will be to give incentives to physicians and hospitals for purposeful utilization of the electronic health data.
The present regulations have made it mandatory for the health-care suppliers to write 40% of their treatments electronically, in order to get the financial support from the administration. The present guidelines are less strict as compared to the earlier ones, which required 75% of data to be written electronically.
The Department of Health and Human Services had passed regulations in the previous year, according to which, a sum of $27 billion was reserved for the assistance of hospitals to switch over to electronic system for storage of patient data.
The decision was taken because electronic data can be preserved for a longer duration as compared to information written on paper.
But, only 10% physicians and 20% hospitals adopted the electronic system.
The fresh regulations have cut the necessities, which were earlier termed as important, as they have been cited impractical by the Government.
Under the current Medicare system, the physicians will get a maximum of $44,000, while $63,750 will be granted under Medicaid.
On the other hand, the hospitals will get millions of Dollars, for switching over to the electronic system, according to their size.