The feds accomplished their goal. to set up a system whereby they could extract data to analyze. I have yet to see any studies regarding the use of Electronic Health Records vs ballpoint technology in regard to changes in quality improvement.
The shape of this article give one little hope for following any recommendations by the federal government. One thing is for certain, those physicians who advised our system were either ignored or they gave bad advice.
Doctors and Hospitals Say E-Record Goals Are Unrealistic - The New York Times: Critics say the Obama administration’s criteria for computerizing medical records are too strict and ambitious.