Kansas Doctor Discusses Transition to EHRs
When the clock struck midnight on April 18, 2011, Jennifer Brull, MD, was ready. She had already registered for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. She had her certified EHR system firmly in place, and working with the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Exit Disclaimer, the Regional Extension Center for Kansas, she had confirmation that her practice met meaningful use criteria. Dr. Brull was ready to complete her online submission to the Attestation System and qualify for Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentives. Dr. Brull was the first provider to attest in Kansas, and is a “MUVer”—a member of the Meaningful Use Vanguard, a group of local leaders and advisors in the nation’s transition toward an electronically enabled health care system. She is also the first provider featured in ONC’s new series of print ads highlighting key MUVers who have adopted certified EHR technology.