Medical specialty societies—which rely heavily on electronic data registries to monitor everything from disease rates, procedure outcomes, and medical implant or device success rates, claim that EHR vendors are hampering their reporting processes.
While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.
A final rule released last week by ONC, concerning federal oversight of EHRs, is being met with a mixed reaction by payer, provider, and vendor groups.
Andrew Gettinger, MD, chief medical information officer at ONC, and Laila Ali, world champion boxer, addressed the General Session audience Monday at AHIMA’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.
Existing electronic health records (EHRs) are not living up to the promise of improving care through predictive analytics and personalized care, according to an op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.