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Neurosurgery Joins the Alliance in Sending Letter to HHS Regarding ONC EHR Burden Reduction Strategy

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Don Rucker, MD
National Coordinator for Health IT
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Submitted electronically via www.healthit.gov

RE: Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs

Dear Dr. Rucker:

On behalf of more than 100,000 specialty physicians from 15 specialty and subspecialty societies, and dedicated to the development of sound federal health care policy that fosters patient access to the highest quality specialty care, the undersigned members of the Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the “Alliance”) appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on the on agency’s strategy on reducing regulatory and administrative burden relating to the use of health IT and electronic health records (EHRs).

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Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >