On 21 February, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released a strategy that aims to reduce the burdens associated with the use of healthcare information technology (IT) for healthcare providers.
The strategy has three primary goals:
- Reduce the effort required to record health information
- Reduce the effort required to meet reporting regulations
- Improve the ease-of-use of electronic health records (EHRs)