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Capitol Health Call
June 9, 2015

Senate Panel Forms Working Group on Electronic Health Records

JAMA. 2015;313(22):2213. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5988

The leaders of the Senate health committee announced April 29 that they are forming a bipartisan working group to identify ways to improve electronic health records.

“After $28 billion in taxpayer dollars spent subsidizing electronic health records, physicians don’t like these electronic medical systems and say they disrupt workflow, interrupt the doctor-patient relationship, and haven’t been worth the effort,” Senate health committee chair Lamar Alexander (R, Tenn) said in a statement (http://1.usa.gov/1GLQfdD).

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