IOM pitches national system for EHR-based disease tracking

08/9/2011 | InformationWeek

An Institute of Medicine report calls on the HHS to develop a national system that leverages electronic health records and other patient-based data to help monitor chronic conditions. Although EHRs and other data sources will pose privacy concerns and other barriers, "the potential is great that some, if not all, of them may complement and extend chronic disease surveillance efforts," the report notes.

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