Navigating EHR contracts to ensure vendors comply with Meaningful Use

After last year’s $155 million settlement with eClinicalWorks, plus increased interest from the Office of Inspector General about EHR incentive payments, hospitals and health systems are on alert when it comes to ensuring their system meets Meaningful Use requirements. We’ll walk through the impact that settlement had on EHR vendor contracts and some important issues providers want to address when renewing or purchasing software.

Topics for discussion may include:

  • What to include in contracts with EHR vendors to protect against Meaningful Use violations
  • Potential fallout if a vendor is ensnared in an investigation/legal dispute
  • Negotiating contract changes with your EHR vendor