Reducing the burdens of electronic health records
Technology is a critical lifeline to improve the patient-physician relationship. But the government’s current Meaningful Use (MU) program that mandates physicians adopt electronic health record systems (EHRs) falls short. Implementing EHRs too quickly and without the proper foundation prevents physicians from providing the highest level of care for their patients and costs American taxpayers billions of dollars.
Before more regulations are piled on, physicians and EHR vendors need the opportunity to integrate the right security solutions into clinical workflows. It’s time to rethink MU regulations, so health care professionals and EHR vendors can work together to improve products already in place and design the next generation of technology. The success of the MU program is in dire jeopardy without a shift in policy.