National HIT Deputy Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D., issued a call for more electronic health records vendor transparency in such areas as their market share and contract provisions, saying these are important factors providers need to know when selecting an EHR.

Most doctors that have adopted EHRs, he noted, are not happy with their contracts and many small physician practices lack the support to negotiate a better contract. However, Mostashari provided few details on the government’s plans to increase vendor transparency during the Physician IT Symposium at HIMSS11 in Orlando. More HIMSS news can be found at http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/himss

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