Despite Initial Promise, Electronic Medical Records Have Fallen Short. The White House Wants To Fix That.
The systems currently are clunky to navigate and don't communicate well with each other.
The Associated Press:
White House Wants User-Friendly Electronic Health Records
The Trump administration Tuesday launched a new effort under the direction of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner to overcome years of problems with electronic medical records and make them easier for patients to use. Medicare will play a key role, eventually enabling nearly 60 million beneficiaries to securely access claims data and share that information with their doctors. (Alonso-Zaldivar, 3/6)
Trump Administration Wants To Take On Medical-Records Puzzle
The question of how information from medical records can be shared securely with patients and among different health-care providers has long vexed the industry. While many health-care records have been digitized in the past decade, hospitals and doctors haven’t yet realized broad productivity gains from the transformation. That’s partly because even digital records are often limited to one health-care provider’s system, and competing systems don’t communicate with each other. (Tozzi and Tracer, 3/6)