The HIMSS EHR Association's core objectives focus on collaborative efforts to accelerate health information and technology 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 healthcare initiatives.
EHRA Joins Industry Letter to Senate Committee on Appropriations on Patient Identification. Read Letter.
EHRA Comments on CMS' Secure Electronic Prior Authorization for Medicare Part D Proposed Rule. Read Comments.
EHRA Responds to CMS RFI: Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients Over Paperwork. Read Comments.
EHRA Hosts Congressional Briefing on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the Impacts on Healthcare. View Summary and Materials.
EHRA & the Partnership for Health IT Safety produced a podcast on safe practice recommendations for opioid prescribing. Listen to Podcast.
EHRA Comments on ONC Trusted Exchange Framework Draft 2. Read Comments.
Opioid Crisis Resources
The EHRA Opioid Crisis Task Force has developed tools and resources leveraging EHR system data and capabilities in an effort to help fight the nationwide opioid crisis. Resources include clincal practice guideline implementation guides, state landscapes showing EPCS and PDMP integration, best practices, recommendations, infographics, podcasts, and more.
A persona is a representation of a real enduser that helps healthcare IT developers to create, empathize, and bring a user’s perspective to all aspects of design. EHRA members, with the help of provider association partners, have developed 11 persona templates. EHRA encourages organizations to use these freely available personas as a resource in their own design and development work cycle.