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The EHR Association's core objectives focus on collaborative efforts to accelerate health IT adoption, advance interoperability, and improve the quality and efficiency of care through the use of EHRs. EHRA shares our success stories, news, public comments, and other resources to help ensure that the practical application and operation of EHRs is considered in national and local health IT initiatives.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

EHRA Announces Publication of New Implementation Guide for EHRs to Help Improve Opioid Stewardship in Clinical Practice. Read Press Release.

EHRA Responsds to OIG's RFI on Anti-Kickback Statute. Read response.

EHRA Responds to 21st Century Cures Act EHR Reporting Program RFI. Read response.

EHRA Comments on ONC's Certification Test Procedures and Test Data. Read comments.

EHRA Submits Comments to ONC's Interoperability Standards Advisory. Read comments.

EHRA Responds to CMS' RFI on Physician Self-Referral Law. Read response.

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TOOLS

CDC Opioid Guideline - Implementation Guide for EHRs
An implementation guide to aid healthcare organizations wishing to incorporate the CDC's recommendations for prescribing opioids for chronic pain as clinical decision support tools within clinicians' electrontic health record (EHR) workflow.

Persona Library
A persona is a representation of a real health IT user and helps developers make decisions and bring a user’s perspective to all aspects of design. EHRA encourages organizations to use these freely available personas as a resource in their development work cycle.

Integration of PDMPs & EPCS Tools: A State-by-State Landscape
The Opioid Crisis Task Force published a state landscape aggregating the mandates, requirements, and usage for each state's integration of PDMPs and EPCS tools. EHRA members discovered that the variations in the regulation, implementation, and use of these tools at the state level has created a barrier to the effective use of EHRs. In addition, EHRA published a supplemental infographic of key highlights and recommended solutions.