An EHR Innovation Challenge That Eases Safety Reporting for Providers

Remaining on the cusp of news and innovation is important to us, especially when there is a challenge that requests IT developers to create applications that help EHR users easily identify, document, and report a potential health IT safety issue.

The vast majority of EHRs currently in use in physician offices and hospitals require the end user to either log out of the EHR system entirely or leave the current workflow process to report a problem.

In sum, to improve EHR safety reporting, ONC is challenging health IT developers to innovate solutions that achieve the following:

  • Integrate with an EHR’s workflow;
  • Minimize the time and effort needed to create a report (using existing system data and workflow
  • Allow the clinician practice, hospital, or end user to choose the parties to whom it reports; and
  • Be EHR platform-agnostic.

To read the full article by EHR Intelligence, click here.

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