CDC Agency Wants Job Data In Electronic Health Records

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT) -- An agency within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday asked for feedback as it looks to recommend recording work-related information in patients’ electronic health records, saying such data could help pinpoint ailments common among certain professions.

The request from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, made in a notice being published in Thursday’s Federal Register, said data-gathering about patients’ jobs is not widespread. The information that's out there is rarely collected in a uniform way, making it of little value for large-scale...
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