Question from Steven Posnack, Director, Office of Standards and Technology at the ONC:
Is the concept of an “electronic health record” outdated?
The next 7 to 10 years will usher in new technology models in which different kinds of health data services are used by health professionals and consumers to assist with clinical problem solving and “record keeping.” Data makes the difference and its value beyond today’s EHR systems will continue to expand the type of solutions available to providers and the people for which they care. Today’s EHRs are often criticized as having been built with “billable events” as the focal point. The individual will be the focal point of tomorrow’s system and we’ll see data services continue to develop with this in mind.
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