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HIMSS, EHRA want changes to how safety regs are imposed on health IT systems
Modern Healthcare

Two linked health information technology associations are looking to limit the scope of proposals to impose safety regulations on health IT systems.

The Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, said “most electronic health records and clinical decision support systems, according to current capabilities, neither fit the definition of, nor would be appropriately regulated as medical devices.”

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