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Oncologists ask Congress to make data-sharing requirements for EHRs
Modern Healthcare

The American Society for Clinical Oncology Tuesday called on Congress to help improve research and treatment by building upon current legislation and strengthening the interoperability of electronic health records.

Dr. Clifford Hudis, chairman elect of the ASCO’s government relations committee and oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, said few adult clinical trials exist in cancer research, and data that is being gathered on how well treatments work is not being shared among doctors.