Appl Clin Inform 2020; 11(03): 460-463
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713413
Letter to the Editor
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

A Viewpoint on the Information Sharing Paradox

Shane P. Stenner
1  Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
,
William Rice
2  Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
,
Scott D. Nelson
1  Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.
Further Information

Publication History

08 January 2020

15 May 2020

Publication Date:
08 July 2020 (online)

Introduction

Electronic health records (EHRs) have decreased barriers to data capture,[1] overwhelming clinicians with information, paradoxically leading to decreased efficiency for many providers and often making retrieval of clinically pertinent data more difficult.[2] Now, a new ruling aims to increase data sharing, potentially worsening information overload and implicating health care providers and organizations of “information blocking.”

Protection of Human and Animal Subjects

This manuscript does not present research data for which human subjects approval is required.