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February 21, 2017 02:16 pm Sheri Porter – A brand new draft white paper that addresses issues related to the usability and interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) has the potential to rock the world of family physicians — and in a very good way.

The paper’s authors are asking the companies that develop EHR systems to make long-overdue improvements to products physicians need to support health record sharing for care coordination and transitions of care.

The white paper( from DirectTrust lays out 50-plus feature and function recommendations aimed at jump-starting action among the more than 350 vendors who provide information exchange through Direct Interoperability, a protocol for secure electronic sharing of health care information.