AHA launches health IT survey

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The AHA encourages all hospitals to complete the fifth annual Information Technology Supplement to the AHA Annual Survey, which will be mailed to CEOs beginning tomorrow. Recipients should forward the survey to their chief information officer to complete on paper or online by Monday, Nov. 12. "Even if your hospital has not adopted any or all of the specific technologies in the survey, your answers are extremely important," AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said in the survey cover letter. "This is particularly true at a time when we are carefully monitoring the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' implementation of incentive programs on meaningful use of electronic medical records, which will be followed by penalties in 2015 and later." For more information, contact AHA survey support at (800) 530-9092 or surveysupport@healthforum.com.

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