Rather than study electronic health record (EHR) usability in the abstract, “a few high-value use cases, particularly those that have patient safety implications,” should be examined, according to recommendations developed by the HIT Policy Committee’s Adoption and Certification Workgroup. Those recommendations — based on a day of hearings held by the workgroup — were outlined […]
Providers Voice Gripes at EHR Usability Hearing
Clinicians want electronic health records of the future to saddle them with less “cognitive burden” than those of today when trying to enter orders and grasp subtle changes in a patient’s condition, according to experts testifying on a Care Provider Perspective Panel at the HIT Policy Committee’s Adoption/Certification Workgroup hearing on EHR Usability. “All too […]
HIT Certification Workgroup Debates Engaging FDA
The merits of working with the FDA to help ONC craft an EMR certification program that addresses both pre- and post-market HIT patient safety issues were discussed at the HIT Policy Committee Workgroup on Certification and Adoption meeting held this week. On one side of the debate, HIT Software Entrepreneur and Workgroup Co-Chair Paul Egerman argued that the FDA could bring some significant value to the table in crafting a program.