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Value-Based Care to Require New EHR Selection Tools, Resources

April 19, 2016 - The implementation of value-based care models, notably MACRA, in coming months will bring with it increased demand for certified EHR technology (CEHRT), but a lack of reliable information to compare health IT products and services could undermine the EHR selection process. That's the conclusion the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ultimately draws in...


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