Monday, July 19, 2010

AusHealthIT Poll Number 27 – Results – 19 July, 2010.

The question was:

Do You Believe Clinicians Should be Obliged To Provide Information For Patient Held Records Under Threat of Medicare Payment Withholding?

For Sure

- 18 (51%)

Probably

- 4 (11%)

Neutral

- 3 (8%)

Probably Not - Without Incentives

- 4 (11%)

Not At All Without Cost Recovery

- 6 (17%)

Votes: 35

I was surprised by this outcome. I would argue that if you want quality, usable information then you are going to have to provide some incentive for the providers to assemble and transmit the information.

Obviously a good many don’t agree with that view. We shall see if we ever get to the stage where the workability of this proposal is tested.

Again, many thanks to all those who voted!

David.

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