Worried about your EHR?

Many practices are worried about their electronic health records (EHRs) and their EHR vendors, after the eClincialWorks settlement.

We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice.  (To subscribe to our blog click here).

Popular EHR vendor eClinicalWorks settled with the U.S. government for misleading users about its capabilities. This was done in part by cheating on certification tests.

The lawsuit against eClinicalWorks was brought under the False Claims Act, because along with alleging that it falsely obtained meaningful use certification, it also alleged that eClinicalWorks gave customers kickbacks for publicly promoting its products.

The settlement was $155 million.

The recent settlement raised many alarms regarding EHR vendors.

Providers are concerned about whether their certified EHRs are safe or not. There are many deficiencies within the certification program for EHRs.

What should you do to protect your PHI stored in your EHR?

If you are worried about your protected health information, make sure it is securely backed up – no matter what EHR vendor you use.

Also, make sure you have all of your contracts in order so that you don’t get locked in to an autorenewal contract with your current EHR vendor.

Finally, ask your EHR vendor about known bugs or issues.

Let us know what you think! Who is your EHR vendor? Do you feel secure with your vendor?

In our next blog post, we will keep you informed of related issues.  To get this important information delivered directly to your mail box, click here to Subscribe.

Do you need help staying current and compliant with the latest laws, rules and regulations?  We can help. To contact us about your new government rules and regulations, your practice’s risk assessment, or about your other legal needs:  CLICK HERE.

P.S. If you or your patients are interested in consumer healthcare issues, check out myhealthspin.com.

Related Posts


Recent Posts

Is the FTC Banning Non-Competes?
January 31, 2023
Legal Documents for Your Graduating Senior
January 26, 2023
Can I Terminate My Physician Employment Agreement?
January 24, 2023
Do You Worry About Your Parents’ Health?
January 19, 2023
How Do I Escape My Non-Compete Clause?
January 17, 2023


Enter your email to subscribe now and receive your FREE HIPAA Risk Assessment book!

An essential tool for all healthcare providers, Easy Guide to HIPAA Risk Assessments breaks down the requirements of HIPAA so you can successfully complete your required risk assessment.


Get it now for FREE (an $8.99 value!)

One more step! Please check your email to confirm your subscription and receive your FREE book!