Feds Seek More EHR in Post-Acute-Care Settings

Electronic health records may find their way into more post-acute-care settings as a result of a request for information published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In the RFI, CMS notes that EHR adoption has been slow in the post-acute sector and asks stakeholders what it can do to accelerate the adoption of technology designed to facilitate communication among caregivers. While EHR adoption has occurred in other areas, its use is less common in the post-acute sector, and even when used, it is used more for record-keeping than for communication among providers. EHR use and interoperability among acute-care [...]