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IOM panel urges more EHR collection of social, behavioral data
Modern Healthcare

Physicians should collect more information about patients’ behavior and social environment in their electronic health records, according to an Institute of Medicine panel. The IOM subcommittee recommends in a new report that federal health information technology policymakers promote the addition of eight new social and behavioral-health domains to clinicians’ EHR workflows, which the panel says would improve clinical research as well as individual and population healthcare delivery.