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EHR Software Standardization Can Lead to Greater Innovation

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) held its annual conference at the beginning of October, and the topic of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) was high on the discussion list.

According to a recent article on SRSsoft, AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon advocated unifying data governance principles to promote accuracy and consistency. 

“AHIMA stands ready to work with Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other groups to establish the guidelines that will accurately and fairly represent performance and outcomes of care,” said Gordon.

The conference’s keynote address, presented by Aneesh Chopra, former CTO for the Obama administration, compared EHR to rocket fuel—for its ability to propel technology and innovation. 

Chopra, according to SRSsoft, added that “open health data has already lead to the creation of more than 200 new products.”