HHS to track health IT use among physicians 

Under the agreement, the American Board of Family Medicine will create key steps for health IT use and interoperability, gather data from a nationally representative sample and deal with ONC to evaluate and analyze study results. ONC said it intends to use the analysis to inform policy decisions..

The effort stems from research study in 2017 that discovered about 80 percent of office-based physicians used an EHR system, however just 10 percent of those doctors reported having the ability to digitally send, receive, incorporate and find health data from EHRs beyond their networks..

The HHS Office of the National Health Coordinator for Health Information Technology granted a three-year cooperative arrangement Sept. 29 to the American Board of Family Medicine as part of a brand-new effort to measure use and prospective burdens physicians experience with health IT..

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Through the initiative, the workplace will collect information from physicians throughout the U.S. on how they utilize health IT, including essential procedures on concern and interoperability..

Jackie Drees –
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

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