U.S. regulations on health care data are stymieing the potential of data garnered through electronic health records, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association suggests.
The study, according to a FierceHealthcare report, suggests regulations have yet to encompass evidence-based medicine and evidence-generating medicine data.
“Agreement on standards is foundational to realizing the potential benefits of IT,” the study states. “As tools for care delivery, EHRs are not readily configured to facilitate EGM or supplemental uses of patient data for research, even when a patient explicitly wants to enable that use.”
To read the full report on FierceHealthcare, click here.