Because current electronic health records are not focused on exchanging information across the continuum of care to nonmedical providers, adata infrastructure is needed that goes beyond EHRs to share data with community-based organizations across clinical settings and social services. That is the finding of a Health IT Policy Committee workgroup that met on Tuesday.
EHRs do a great job of capturing information from clinical encounters in the ambulatory setting at a hospital but dont do a good job of getting all the other kinds of data about the whole person that impact health, said Paul Tang, chair of the HITPCs Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup at the June 23 meeting.
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