AJMC June 11, 2019
Yunfeng Shi, PhD; Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD; and Alejandro Amill-Rosario, MPH

The authors discuss health information technology in the context of health systems, the potential harm of electronic health record vendor consolidation, and overcoming barriers in providers’ experience.

ABSTRACT

This commentary provides several reflections on the recent annual report to Congress by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, which highlighted the key elements in its electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs, renamed Promoting Interoperability in 2018. We discuss 3 important aspects of health information technology (IT) in connection with interoperability and accountable care: health IT as a key element to care integration and delivery by health systems, the potential harm of EHR vendor consolidation, and overcoming barriers and realizing value in providers’ experience with health IT.

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