Last week the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT, part of the Department of Health and Human Services requested ideas to accelerate electronic health record exchange between providers, due to challenges with health information exchanges (HIEs).
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with backing from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced the development of a new software that can help better Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for the care of children.
Electronic health record adoption continues to rise in physicians efforts to convert from hand written doctors notes to electronic records. The goal remains the same – improve efficiency and cut costs. Recently a disappointing report published last week by RAND Corporation reported that electronic health records may be raising the nation’s medical bills.