Saturday, September 2, 2017
Monday, November 14, 2016
Below you can read the full report recently delivered to Congress by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
I think it is well worth spending 20 minutes quickly catching up on what the government has done to date to support the adoption and development of electronic medical records by the health care system, especially in light of the coming transition to a new administration with new priorities. My biggest complaint is the continued emphasis of "interoperability" as a goal when in reality it is too abstract to be tangibly realized. While I certainly see value for physicians and providers in the ability to view a patient's longitudinal medical record, I fail to see why it is necessary or even optimal to demand EMR vendors integrate this feature into their platforms.