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Health IT Chief DeSalvo Says EHR Use Key to Health Reform

Yesterday, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said the effective use of electronic health records by health care providers will be critical to reforming payment and delivery systems, MedPage Today reports. Speaking at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s annual meeting, DeSalvo — who took over as the country’s health IT chief last week — added that federal EHR regulations must address usability.