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BPC releases report on HIT

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The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a new report detailing recommendations for the transition to electronic health records. Health information technology (IT) and electronic health information sharing will play important roles in addressing the trifecta of cost, quality, and access U.S. health care reform. The BPC report explores ways to accelerate access to patient information by clinicians and all members of the care team, regardless of care setting, while safeguarding the privacy and security of health information. To inform these findings and recommendations, BPC collaborated with Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care (Doctors Helping Doctors) to conduct a survey designed to gather clinicians’ perspectives on their needs and preferences regarding electronic health information sharing, specifically to support care transitions (when a patient’s care is “handed off” from one clinician to another).

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