Seeking Electronic Heath Record (EHR) Accessibility Information

 In Advocacy, News and Current Events

Dear Federationists,

The NFB is seeking your feedback regarding accessibility features available within Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, in light of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services’ public comment period for revised EHR certification criteria.

If you are blind and work in the healthcare industry or are a student preparing for a career in the healthcare industry and encounter EHRs regularly at your job or as a part of your studies, NFB needs to hear from you. In an effort to understand how blind individuals are affected by the influx of EHRs, NFB is gathering data from members whose job duties or coursework involve entering, reviewing, and / or retrieving data within EHRs. EHRs in question may include Epic, Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, NextGen and other software companies’ products.

Please call Valerie Yingling, paralegal, at 410-659-9314 x 2440 to share your EHR experiences, both positive and negative.

Valerie Yingling
National Federation of the Blind
Telephone: 410-659-9314 ext. 2440

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