Senator Blasts EHR Program

NYeC News: Vol 59: May 28, 2015

Poorly designed EHRs could put the precision medicine initiative at risk. Until physicians have EHRs that can talk with one another, the Precision Medicine Initiative introduced by President Barack Obama could be in jeopardy, Sen. Lamar Alexander said Tuesday.

“We’ve got to get these records to a place where the systems can talk to one another—that’s called interoperability—and also where more doctors, particularly the smaller physicians’ offices, want to adopt these systems, can afford the cost, and can be confident that their investment will be of value,” Alexander said.