MedPage Today: Verma: Health IT Industry Needs to Catch Up to CMS

“The federal government has gone ahead of the private sector when it comes to promoting interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs), and now it’s up to the private sector to catch up, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Seema Verma said here Tuesday.”

“The federal government has already spent $36 billion on interoperability; we’ve made the investment and it’s up to the private sector to take the next step,” she said at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting…”

“That is not to say that the health information technology industry hasn’t done some things already, said Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. chief technology officer under President Barack Obama. For example, the industry has embraced…” Read the full article here.

Source: Verma: Health IT Industry Needs to Catch Up to CMS – By Joyce Frieden, February 12, 2019. MedPage Today.

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