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EHR companies asked to incorporate information about oral antivirals
As the nation’s death toll from COVID-19 inches towards one million, the Biden administration is intensifying efforts to inform clinicians and ordinary Americans about treatments for the disease, and to make testing and treatment more widely available.
In a White House fact sheet released Tuesday, the administration outlined the latest steps the government is taking to distribute medications for treating COVID and inform people about their availability. These include:
Responding to the White House fact sheet, a spokesperson for the Electronic Health Record Assocation (EHRA) said in a statement, “Just as we have for clinical alerts in general, EHRA members have worked closely with their clients, the CDC, and other agencies throughout the pandemic to ensure that, as new COVID-19 vaccines and treatments become available, clinicians are provided with the most appropriate alerts and reminders in the right context within the EHR. The EHRA continues to work with key stakeholders to increase awareness and best practices as we work toward reducing the impact of the pandemic.”