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GAO Report: Government’s Electronic Health Records Program Actually Slowing Down Data Sharing Between Doctors and Hospitals

Majority of electronic health records experts surveyed say the meaningful use program’s requirements take time away from achieving this “interoperability” A study done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), known as the “Congressional Watchdog,” revealed that the federal government’s program to require doctors and hospitals to adopt electronic health records systems is actually standing in the way of interoperability—that is, the critical exchange of data and communication between electronic health records systems.
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