Senate committee: EHRs don’t improve healthcare as much as they could

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance heard testimony this week from industry representatives on EHR conversion’s impact on healthcare quality.  One concern voiced more than once was that metrics for measuring progress are not standardized across the industry, making it difficult to judge what success has been achieved.  Speakers expressed the opinion that while EHR conversion is not the only method of improving healthcare, it has tremendous potential to do so.

See Healthcare IT Newsweek article at “Senate hearing: EHRs still falling short.”

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