Viewpoint: EHR Vendor-Provided Continuing Education May Cause Bias Among Physicians

Becker's Health IT & CIO Report (02/13/20) Drees, Jackie

In a perspective piece in Academic Medicine, researchers argue against allowing electronic health record (EHR) vendors to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) activities and presentations to clinicians, in order to prevent possible bias from creeping in. EHR providers are currently excluded from Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) rules that bar organizations that produce, market, re-sell, or distribute patient-centric healthcare goods or services from providing CME sponsorship opportunities. The investigators call on ACCME to recognize EHR vendors as commercial interests to eliminate any potential bias and anchoring.

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