The government may be pouring billions into promoting EHR adoption, but when it comes to radiologists, the payoff may be long in coming and difficult to attain.

That was one message that came across loud and clear during a panel discussion at RSNA 2010 in Chicago. "The program is not a gift to radiologists, but at best is a partly funded mandate," said Ramin Khorasani, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. "Even if the products they use are certified, most radiologists will have gaps in qualifying for stage 1."

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