Medicare chief Andy Slavitt addressed the American Medical Association in Chicago yesterday about the ongoing challenges with electronic medical record technology, according to a report in Politico.
In the speech, Slavitt told the medical community that it’s time to ask for more from health technology. For years, medical groups and patient advocates have urged medical record systems to open up their APIs so patient health information can be more easily shared between health systems. “As in the rest of our lives, the burden needs to be on the technology, not the user,” Slavitt said.
The speech ended in a standing ovation.