ORLANDO, Fla. -- Meaningful use stage 3 will pose implementation challenges, including how patient-entered data will be handled in EHR systems, said Randy McCleese, vice president-information services/chief information officer, St. Clair Regional Medical Center (Morehead, Ky.) and board chair for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Of course, that's if stage 3's final manifestation looks like the draft federal advisory committees are discussing right now. There's a long way to go from the proposed rule stage to the final rule. McCleese also talks about his hopes for Karen DeSalvo, M.D., new national health IT coordinator, in this podcast recorded at the CHIME CIO Forum preceding HIMSS 2014.
The road to meaningful use stage 3:
- Health IT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup steers stage 3 regulations toward better use of data
- Extension of stage 2 attestation deadline to better define stage 3 rules
- Will stage 3 be the last step in the meaningful use program? Find out why a fourth stage could emerge
- The comment period for the meaningful use stage 3 proposal divided healthcare groups; proponents lauded the potential for increased patient engagement and access to their records, while critics asked for data supporting the effectiveness of the meaningful use program