By Eric Sweeney @ Fierce Healthcare

Programs like TurboTax have simplified complicated tax regulations, but electronic medical records haven't had the same impact in the healthcare industry. So says former CMS acting administrator Andy Slavitt in an interview with HIStalk that touched on the role of technology in healthcare and the barriers that still exist.

Slavitt said technology has simplified that onerous annual task of filing tax returns to the point where consumers are more focused on optimizing their return. But technology hasn’t made the same imprint on the healthcare industry. EHRs still aren't providing clinicians with the information they need and doctors frequently complain that they are spending more time in front of a computer than with patients.

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