Drug Communication Via EHRs Will Improve Rx Adherence, Despite Lack Of HHS Standard, Official Says
Although a specific criterion directly measuring medication adherence is not part of the meaningful use standard for electronic health records, they offer tools to help ensure patients take their medications.
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