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HHS Finalizes Strategies to Combat EHR Clinician Burden

HHS Finalizes Strategies to Combat EHR Clinician Burden

“Divisions of HHS worked together to develop strategies for addressing the four main causes of clinician burden stemming from EHR use.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a set of strategies, Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs, aimed at combating health IT-related burdens on healthcare providers.

The report fulfills a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act requiring HHS, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to produce a report for Congress on the strategies and recommendations to aid this overwhelming epidemic.

Clinician burden is primarily linked to EHR usability, which not only puts clinicians in harm but can also impact patient safety and care. HHS received feedback from hundreds of industry stakeholders, which made it clear there were still actionable ways to make health IT more usable for providers…”

   

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