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Jun 14 2010   8:02AM GMT

RECs: Are they setup for failure?

Posted by: AllinHIT
Meaningful use, REC

I have been an adviser and was an adviser to a couple of REC’s directors and after many discussions with physicians and REC directors and/or awardees, I have come to a couple of conclusions.  First, some of the REC’s awardees are medical schools, which could be the problem right there.  I talked with many physicians, trying to convince them that a REC will provide the services they need for the selection, implementation, and assistance with MU compliance.  Some physicians have made it clear to me that they don’t believe the Medical school is qualified to consult on workflow, EHR selection, and the other services associated with adoption.  As one physician asked me, “When was the last time medical school directors and physicians, were in a 1doctor practice?”.  This was a valid question, one that made me think?

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