ONC Determined to Ensure EHRs Function as Expected

EHR enabled healthcare has seen a rapid growth in the recent years and has brought a range of related risks which could damage healthcare settings. In order for EHRs to function smoothly and be error-free, there are parameters that are needed to do so: Flexibility in the system, high levels of patient data confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of eHealth apps are vital.

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released its new rule to enable EHRs to perform as expected and that is going to be tackled with a two-way strategy wherein there will be more EHR transparency for providers and also bring in tough laws concerning EHRs.

In order to fulfill the Meaningful Use Program Guidelines concerning EHR usage and patient engagement, providers purchase the complete EHR kit but later discover that this is not enough and they need to spend more money in order to fulfill the program requirements.

According to the new rules of ONC, Developers of EHRs need to be more forthcoming on detailed information on their applications and how much it would cost users as well.


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