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CareCloud has released a new generation of its cloud-based electronic health record platform to speed up the real-time workflows for doctors and enable "rapid charting."
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- ONC Releases Governance Framework. On May 6, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange, which presents ONC's guiding principles on HIE governance and provides a common conceptual foundation applicable to all types of HIE governance models. Its intended audience includes any entities that set HIE policy (e.g., state governments, public-private partnerships, HIE organizations and private companies). The Framework consists of four principle categories focusing on: organizational processes, patient trust, business management and technical standards.
- EHR Association Releases Voluntary EHR Developer Code of Conduct. On June 11, the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), a trade association of electronic EHR vendors, released a voluntary code of conduct. The code is designed to "reflect the EHRA's commitment to support safe health care delivery, recognize the value and impact that EHRs have for patients and families, foster continued innovation and operate with high integrity in the market." Companies that adopt the code will be responsible for determining their own specific application of the code's principles.