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What's Next for Electronic Health Records and Data?

digital health

Two recent blog posts envision a near future without those infuriating forms to fill out at doctors’ offices.

Writing in Harvard Business Review, The Commonwealth Fund’s David Blumenthal, M.D., and Hunch Analytics founder Aneesh Chopra review progress on electronic health records to date as well as the technical challenges and economic issues that have so far prevented digital data from realizing its potential to improve care.

On The Commonwealth Fund Blog, Chopra, Blumenthal, and the Fund’s Eric Schneider, M.D., reveal how the regulatory path is now open to an application programming interface, or API, that will allow patients to easily share their electronic health records with new doctors.

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