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Terminology Challenges Grow as EHRs Rapidly Implemented

JASON BUCKNER: Standardization is fairly confusing, and federal regulations aren’t helping. ONC put out an interoperability standards document for 2015, and in that document, there is a terminology standards section. There are 15 different standard bodies, just in that, and that’s just for general clinical usage.

Source: Terminology Challenges Grow as EHRs Rapidly Implemented | HDM Top Stories 

The article has a list of participants concerns and complaints. The dental representative notes that in the dental industry we have it much more under control than the medical side. The primary take away is that the current system which is a command and control system mandated by bureaucrats is not very functional.

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