Rural Doc Becomes Federally Certified To Use Electronic Health RecordsKansas Health Institute News: Rural Kansas Doc Becomes Perhaps Nation's First Certified EHR User
Dr. Jen Brull, a family practice physician in the tiny western Kansas town of Plainville has become what is thought to be the first physician in Kansas - if not in the country - to be federally certified for using electronic health records. Being certified for "meaningful use" of EHRs by the federal Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology qualifies Brull for up to $44,000 in Medicare-based incentives over five years and $63,750 over six years through Medicaid (Cauthon, 5/3). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.