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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Major Barriers

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  • Very little use of EMRs among physicians
  • Wide variety of non-interoperable software systems
  • Widely ranging interpretations of HIPAA
  • Varying policies on outside access to medical records complicates interoperability among stakeholders
  • Obtaining patient consents, re-consents, authorizations of release is cumbersome

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