Pew, 12 Health Organizations Applaud Electronic Health Record Rule

On Dec. 15, Pew and 12 stakeholder organizations submitted joint comments to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services in support of its proposed rule to include unique device identifier data in electronic health records. The groups noted that this information would help improve coordination of care as well as analyses of device safety and resolution of recalls.

Stakeholder groups that signed the letter include:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Joint Replacement Registry
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Healthwise  
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pacific Business Group on Health
  • The Leapfrog Group
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Trust for America’s Health