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Rural Kansas Doc Leads the Way in EHR Certification

Dr. Jen Brull, a family practice physician in the tiny western Kansas town of Plainville has become what is thought to be the first physician in Kansas — if not in the country — to be federally certified for using electronic health records.

Being certified for “meaningful use” of EHRs by the federal Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology qualifies Brull for up to $44,000 in Medicare-based incentives over five years and $63,750 over six years through Medicaid.

“Achieving meaningful use was a natural extension of the benefits I have already seen after implementing an EHR three years ago,” Brull said. “My patients receive better care, my practice has grown financially and I am personally more satisfied since converting to electronic medical records.”

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