November 29, 2018

HHS issues draft strategy to reduce burdens linked to EHRs, health IT

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on November 28 issued a draft strategy to reduce administrative and regulatory burdens caused by electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (health IT).

The draft “Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs” outlines three goals to reduce clinician burden:

  • Reduce the effort and time required by clinicians to record health information in EHRs.
  • Reduce the effort and time required by clinicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations to meet regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Improve the functionality and ease of use of EHRs.

The public comment period on the draft ends January 28, 2019.


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