The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is still struggling to move along interoperability capabilities for its electronic health record (EHR) system.
Although it has thus far only passed a committee vote, the “Improving Health Information Technology Act” may be a sign of things to come.
Physicians at one academic medical center were able to cut the time they spent on EHR documentation by 36 percent as a result of streamlined workflows and fewer mouse clicks, an analysis found.
Following a series of six hearings, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is working to develop legislation it hopes will help address lingering issues with EHRs.
As AHIMA kicked off its 87th Annual Convention and Exhibit at Monday’s general session, speakers talked about the inevitability of change and the promise of the future.