The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association) provided written testimony at last week’s public hearing of the HIT Standards Committee Implementation Workgroup. This workgroup, which advises the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), is charged with bringing forward “real-world” implementation experience, with special emphasis on strategies to accelerate the adoption of proposed standards and mitigate barriers.
“We feel it is essential for the EHR software provider community to be represented in these important deliberations” said Justin Barnes, EHR Association Chairman and Vice President of Greenway Medical Technologies. “Our collective expertise, along with the experiences of our customers, in implementing standards to support the effective and secure exchange of clinical information among healthcare organizations – both acute care facilities and ambulatory care sites of all sizes – is unmatched by any other stakeholder group. Our commitment to interoperability is backed by thousands of hours and millions of dollars spent developing software, implementing and supporting standards.” [Read more…]