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Industry eager to see its sway on meaningful use stage 3
This article is part of the Pulse issue of Volume 3, Number 2, March/April 2015
The anticipated arrival of meaningful use stage 3 is closer to becoming a reality -- and industry observers are carefully watching whether their feedback influenced the final recommendations. In particular, hospitals and other providers are eager to see if the opinions they offered -- whether these views came officially in response to the Health IT Policy Committee's initial request for comments or otherwise -- induced any changes to the meaningful use stage 3 rules. The results will be as much a reflection on industry collaboration as they are on EHR adoption. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officially submitted its proposed stage 3 rule to the federal Office of Management and Budget. The proposal has yet to be released publicly, leading to curiosity about what is included in the preliminary draft. The Health IT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup previously released a set of stage 3 recommendations that stands as a preview of what the final rule could contain. The committee's recommendations hint that ...
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The effect of industry feedback on the Health IT Policy Committee's recommendations for meaningful use stage 3 will soon be evident.