CMS, ONC unveil new strategy to reduce burdens in EHRs

Healthcare IT News: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through ONC and CMS, has released its draft strategy on reducing regulatory and ease-of-use burdens in electronic health records.

While EHRs have countless benefits, physicians have made clear their long-simmering frustration with the layers of documentation and regulatory requirements they have to meet – which adversely impacts the time they have to interact with patients. The 21s Century Cures Act, therefore, required HHS to examine the issue and develop a strategy to respond to it.

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