HHS wants more accessible EHRs for people with disabilities

The Department of Health and Human Services wants to spur the creation of a new generation of software that makes electronic health records more accessible to Americans with disabilities. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is launching a EHR Accessibility Module Challenge. They’ll award prizes of up to 60-thousand dollars for people who can create usable mobile apps for people with vision, hearing, intellectual, and other disabilities.