E-Records Systems Still Mired In Confusion, GAO Says

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday raised pointed concerns about the ability of doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals to share information using electronic health records, saying federal regulators haven’t done enough to standardize data so that systems can communicate.

In its report, the GAO said more must be done to ensure consistency in the way conditions are defined and classified, a key component of so-called interoperability — the ability of different EHR platforms to communicate with one another.

While the U.S. Department of Health...
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