Two points deserve emphasis:
1) Physician liability insurers (the companies that defend physicians against allegations of malpractice) are paying close attention and could use information like this in their underwriting. It seems some are ready to conclude that bad EHRs can not only lead to patient injury, but may deserve increased premiums.
2) Nothing spurs action more than the threat of an outside or unfriendly regulator or government entity willing to independently collect this kind of information and act on it. The DMCB wonders if that was one ingredient in the formation of this initiative.
The DMCB is looking forward to seeing the numbers in the coming months. Stay tuned!