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ONC offers 4 ways to build better EHR comparison shopping tools

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT put forth its suggestions for helping hospitals, physicians and other care providers make more informed decisions about the technologies they buy in a report to Congress this week.

“As the variety of health IT products increases, health IT comparison tools will become increasingly critical to the provider community in the near future,” said ONC in its “Report on the Feasibility of Mechanisms to Assist Providers in Comparing and Selecting Certified EHR Technology Products.”

In its testimony on Capitol Hill, ONC points out that many similar ratings tools already exist – a dozen and a half of them, in fact, many of them commercial products or developed by professional medical societies for their members’ use.

Rather than developing another, the agency suggested that its strength is the data it has accrued, which could be furnished to the private sector to help providers make better decisions.

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