Usability quote from Health DataPalooza
The first Health Datapalooza of the Trump era was pretty reassuring for people in the health IT community:
Those feelings of relief are mostly down to HHS Secretary Tom Price. The primary takeaway is Price’s commitment to simplify reporting and usability burdens in EHRs.
“The promise of health IT is so great, but we must recognize that a one-size-fits-all, inflexible system for our nation’s patients and physicians simply will not work,” he said, adding that physicians were taking too much time “tapping on screens and keyboards rather than helping patients.”
He continued, “We’ll work on reducing burdens from the federal level but folks on the ground need to help make certain that IT increases usability and interoperability for physicians and patient, and I’m optimistic of the innovations you can come up with to make that happen.”
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