On January 28, 2019, the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition submitted comments on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs.

While the Coalition appreciated ONC’s attention to reducing regulatory and administrative burden relating to the use of health information technology (Health IT) and electronic health records (EHRs), the Coalition expressed concern that ONC’s draft strategy failed to acknowledge the value of clinical data registries, particularly the important role that QCDRs and other clinical data registries play in enhancing quality improvement activities and reducing administrative burden for clinicians.  The Coalition strongly urged ONC to address the burden associated with the lack of interoperability between EHRs and clinical data registries in its burden reduction strategy.

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