Have you ever noticed your doctor seems to be trying to diagnose his computer? Well, now there’s a solution for that.
The physician who is in charge of President Trump’s Health and Human Services department says other docs are telling him they feel like they’ve become data entry clerks and are retiring because of it. And he means to do something about it.
From the Washington Examiner:
Health information technology regulations have become overly burdensome, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who vowed that the Trump administration would work to spur innovation in the field.
“We simply have to do a better job of reducing the burden of health IT on physicians and other providers,” said Price, speaking at the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Price, a former orthopedic surgeon and Republican congressman from Georgia, has been a frequent critic of certain government regulations that he says get in the way of doctors and their patients.