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Reasons to Implement
Electronic Health Records

Enhance the quality of patient care

Decrease and avoid medical errors - could save at least 44,000 and as many as 98,000 lives in the U.S. per year1

Increase the profitability of the practice or facility - could yield a net value of $77.8 billion per year once fully implemented throughout the U.S.2
  Reduce costs
  Increase revenue
Improve the proper coding of patient encounters - defensible coding
Provide backup documentation for:
  Insurance company claims inquiries
  Malpractice allegations
Comply with HIPAA
Facilitate decision support, clinical trials, and medical research


Our recovery plan will invest in electronic health records and new technology that will reduce errors, bring down costs, ensure privacy, and save lives."

President Barack Obama;

Address to Joint Session of Congress;

February 24th, 2009

Congress has an important role in promoting HIT adoption and providing the necessary initial and ongoing funding mechanisms to assist physicians in solo and small practices. Unfortunately, without adequate financial incentives, solo and small physician practices and their patients will be left behind the technological curve... To achieve immediate quality and healthcare savings through HIT, Congress must recognize the significant financial barriers for solo and small practices. It must offer creative solutions to stimulate adoption of HIT where most Americans receive health care 鮠offices of 1-5 physicians."

Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP
President of the American College of Physicians (ACP);

Hearing of the Subcommittee on Regulations, Healthcare and Trade of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business;

March 28, 2007

We need to reduce costs and medical errors
with better information technology."

President George W. Bush;

State of the Union Address;

January 23, 2007

Roll Call newspaper advertisement
promoting the adoption of health information technology
November 1, 2005

There may not have been an experience that demonstrates, for me or the country, more powerfully the need for electronic health records ... than Katrina"

Mike Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary;

Statement made to The Associated Press;

September 13, 2005

The time has come to put the medical clipboard out of business and replace it with the computer. In doing so, we can transform our health care system so that we achieve fewer medical mistakes, lower costs, better care, and less hassle. We all agree transformation must take place; now let࡬l agree to work together to do it.

An entrepreneur I admire said, 'There are three ways to handle change. You can fight it and die; accept it and survive; or, lead it and prosper.'

This is the United States of America. I say, let's lead and prosper."

Mike Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary;

Speech at the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference;

June 6, 2005

"Information technology is a pivotal part of transforming our health care system. We are at a critical juncture. Working in close collaboration, the federal government and private sector can drive changes that will lead to fewer medical errors, lower costs, less hassle and better care."

Mike Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary;

塬th Information Technology Leadership Panel: Final Reports Release;

May 11, 2005


"Health IT can enable transformation of healthcare by allowing a better way to care 㯮sumer by consumer, physician by physician, disease by disease and region by region...It is ultimately about treating the industry itself so that we can have not only the best science, infrastructure and professionals in the world, but also the best value, safety and productivity."

David Brailer, MD, PhD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology;

Remarks at HIMSS 2005 Annual Conference;

February 17, 2005

"We've got 21st century medical practices, but 19th century paperwork system...medical electronic records is going to be one of the great innovations in medicine."

President George W. Bush;

Remarks at National Institutes of Health;

January 26, 2005

"Fully standardized HIEI (Healthcare Information Exchange and Interoperability) could yield a net value of $77.8 billion per year once fully implemented...The clinical impact of HIEI for which quantitative estimates cannot yet be made would likely add further value."

The Value Of Health Care Information Exchange report;

January 19, 2005


"The best investment is in the tools of one's trade."

Ben Franklin

"Increased adoption of information technology will speed the transformation of health care services in this nation."

Secretary Tommy G. Thompson;

News Release - HHS Awards $139 Million to Drive Adoption of Health Information Technology

October 13, 2004

"The time has come for an electronic medical record in every group medical practice in America. Period. End of story."

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP,
President and CEO,
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI);

Keynote Address at Medical Group Management Association's Annual Conference

October 6, 2004

"With so many heavy hitters in government -- starting with President Bush -- pushing for their use, the question of physicians' adoption of electronic medical records is not if, but when."

Editorial - The Newspaper for America's Physicians

July 5, 2004

"Medicine ought to be using modern technologies in order to better share information, in order to reduce medical errors, in order to reduce cost to our health care system by billions of dollars...Within ten years, every American must have a personal electronic medical record. The federal government has got to take the lead in order to make this happen by developing what's called technical standards."

President George W. Bush;

Remarks at American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention

April 26, 2004

"By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care."

President George W. Bush;

State of the Union Address

January 20, 2004


"The establishment of the Center signals the importance for both members and leaders of the AAFP of the need to move from paper-based to computerized information systems in the family physicians office."

Douglas E. Henley, M.D., AAFP Executive Vice President;

Press Release - American Academy of Family Physicians Establishes Center for Health Information Technology

September 25, 2003

"We want to build a standardized platform on which physicians' offices, insurance companies, hospitals and others can all communicate electronically, which will improve patient care while reducing the medical errors and the high costs plaguing our health care system."

Secretary Tommy G. Thompson;

News Release - HHS Launches New Efforts to Promote Paperless Healthcare System

July 1, 2003

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