The link below is to an ADA News article re: the electronic health record (EHR) and what the ADA is doing to help. However I never did see a statement regarding the key question. Are we required to have EHRs by 2014? Right now the answer is no; I wish they would make that clear. Never the less, there are many reasons to convert your office to paperless EHRs right now even if it is not a government mandate.
There is chatter among physicians, dentists and others in the health care community that the federal government will require health records to be electronic by 2014. The ADA is working hard to keep members updated on developments and to streamline the process.