Bloomberg Law
July 6, 2018, 1:00 PM

Electronic Health Records at a Crossroads

Sophia Babb
Sophia Babb

Electronic health records (EHRs) are tools doctors use every day. But the records are frustrating for many doctors, and how they are used needs to change, sources told Bloomberg Law.

Shawn Griffin, an executive with Premier Inc., told Bloomberg Law that EHRs were originally designed as financial instruments to make sure that coding and billing were successful, and didn’t include much workability or interoperability in their original design.

That needs to change, said Griffin, the vice president of clinical performance improvement and applied analytics at Premier. Premier, a publicly traded health-care improvement company, pulls blinded data from EHRs to help ...

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