An article written by EMR Mandate 2014 Deadline Penalty team, states that "EMR Mandate as concerning the vision of President Obama’s to transform all medical records in electronic based, is only about one year from now. Originally an initiative led by the medical record industry, electronic records systems has received a push from President Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan. The new legislation known as ARRA or The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains healthcare components that help with the adoption, development, and meaningful use of electronic medical record systems for all patients in 2014."
Starting in early January 2015, the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) act has provided some penalties that could be considered a serious consequence to who not adopting an EMR. As you saw earlier, to get the applicable funding, health practitioners must understand and prove meaningful use of patient medical records and from the use of certified EHR technologies. This means that the EMR vendor selected by medical practitioners must be comply strictly with the rules set.