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ONC, CMS set their sights on reducing EHR clinical burden

March 8, 2018

With physicians spending more time entering data into electronic health records and less time engaged in direct patient care, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is making the streamlining of the EHR documentation process and reduction of clinical burden one of the agency’s top priorities.

John Fleming, MD, deputy assistant secretary for health technology reform, is ONC’s point man for working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reduce the documentation burden on providers.

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