MedStar Health, Pew call for focus on EHR safety, usability in reporting program survey 

Jackie Drees –
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health and the Pew Charitable Trusts penned a letter Aug. 10 to left-leaning think tank the Urban Institute asking it to include extra questions about functionality and safety to ONCs supplier study on EHR reporting.

” EHRs affect and can improve almost every aspect of client care, yet when problems take place, they can be ravaging– even fatal. The proposed study represents the very first step in leveraging the EHR reporting program to collect information to enhance use, and eventually security,” the letter states. “Urban should further construct out the study to supply a more comprehensive focus on safety and functionality and to examine high-risk functions for possible harm.”.

ONC contracted with the Urban Institute to establish the service provider survey as part of the federal governments EHR reporting program under the 21st Century Cures Act. Treatments needed ONC to establish the EHR reporting program to collect health IT information from tech designers. ONC will then gather the data and publish it to its website to promote transparency.

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ONC contracted with the Urban Institute to develop the company study as part of the federal governments EHR reporting program under the 21st Century Cures Act. Cures needed ONC to establish the EHR reporting program to collect health IT information from tech developers. The proposed survey represents the first step in leveraging the EHR reporting program to gather information to enhance use, and eventually safety,” the letter states.

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In addition to inquiring about health IT lifecycles and releases in facilities, the survey must likewise ask EHR developers about functions, efficiency and practices relative to system functionality and safety, according to the letter.