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Electronic Health Records Workgroup

The American Health Information Community (the Community) recommended that Electronic Health Records (EHR) adoption be its top priority. Therefore, a workgroup was formed to analyze barriers to EHR adoption. The Community further recommended that this workgroup develop a plan to realize a specific charge (deploying a standardized means of accessing/deploying lab results/interpretations) within one year, which is visible to the American public and works towards a broader charge (ensuring widespread adoption of certified EHRs) over time. The meetings of this workgroup are public and meeting materials are available to the public.

Charges will help the Community make recommendations based on the most complete information.

Broad Charge for the Workgroup:

To make recommendations to the Community on ways to achieve widespread adoption of certified EHRs, minimizing gaps in adoption among providers.

Specific Charge for the Workgroup:

Make recommendations to the Community so that within one year, standardized, widely available and secure solutions for accessing current and historical laboratory results and interpretations is deployed for clinical care by authorized parties.

Workgroup Member List:

Member Organization
Lillee Smith Gelinas VHA, Inc.
Jonathan Perlin HCA, Inc.
ONC Director  
Karen Bell HHS/Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Bonnie Anton University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Carolyn Clancy HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Laura Cranston Pharmacy Quality Alliance
Nhan Do Department of Defense
Peter Elkin Mayo Clinic
Linda Fischetti Veterans Health Administration
Richard Hays American College of Cardiology
Robert Juhasz American Osteopathic Association
Charles Kahn Federation of American Hospitals
Mark Lewis EMC Corporation
George Lynn American Hospital Association
Blackford Middleton Partners Healthcare System
Jack Price HIMSS Analytics
Pam Pure McKesson
Robert Smith Veterans Health Administration
Barry Straube HHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Robert Wears University of Florida Health Center
  last updated on 01/8/08

Upcoming Meetings of the Electronic Health Records Workgroup:

  • Thursday, October 30, 2008, 1:00 p.m., E.T. (previously scheduled on October 9, 2008)