Obamacare and Health Care Reform

‘For example, the ACA has accelerated the technological revolution in doctors’ offices.

Electronic medical records were an innovation before the ACA was passed, but the act ramps up financial incentives to embed electronic records into care.

They can initially be clumsy, difficult to use, and costly in clinician time, but they are helping doctors’ offices make great leaps in care.

There’s an automatic reminder function in electronic records that informs doctors about which patients need such things as follow-up appointments, blood pressure screens, immunizations and lab tests.

Perhaps now my doc will be as good as my vet at reminding me about annual screenings!’

 

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