Primary care physician Dr. Ratul Chatterjee tells MedCity News it would be easier to handle EHR data without HIPAA restrictions as the health industry continues to combat COVID-19.
“HIPAA is a big part of EHRs,” he said. “They are very interconnected and EHRs without HIPAA would be way simpler. Whatever you could do in a straightforward manner, HIPAA makes it much more tortuous. So it has made workflow more complicated. Whatever you could do in one click, because of HIPAA it takes 10 clicks.”
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