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Some Senators Urge Caution, Some Carp At Pace Of Healthcare Ehr Adoption
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ONC was asked to consider slowing down the two-year implementation window, but one committee member blasted a ‘dysfunctional’ healthcare system as technology laggards.

A Senate committee during a status update Tuesday on the proposed rules for electronic health records under the 21st Century Cures Act offered mixed messages to policymakers charged with implementing those provisions.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, repeatedly raised concerns about past mistakes with HIT adoption under the Meaningful Use initiatives and warned that the pace of implementation under the 21st Century Cures Act was too hasty. He urged policymakers to proceed with caution.