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 - stressed nurse

About 92 percent of nurses are dissatisfied with EHR systems, according to the Black Book EHR Loyalty survey, which polled nearly 14,000 registered nurses from 40 states.

 - Patient Data

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is hosting a series of “Learning What Works” events as part of its new Data for Health initiative to identify ways to harness data to improve health.

 - JacobReider

Recently the issue of EHR usability took front and center when the American Medical Association, building on a study it conducted with RAND Corp., called for solutions to EHR systems that have neglected usability as a necessary feature. With the AMA/RAND study in mind, and with increasing reports of physician dissatisfaction with EHR systems, CMIO took the opportunity to interview Jacob Reider, MD, deputy national coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, about usability.

 - roadmap

Advancing interoperability is a complex topic that will require prioritization, said Erica Galvez, manager of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT’s interoperability and exchange portfolio. She presented during a joint meeting of the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees on Oct. 15.

 - Interoperability

The Health IT Policy Committee and the Standards Committee formally approved a set of recommendations from the JASON Task Force that calls for the establishment of an orchestrated architecture based on public APIs as the foundation of interoperability.