Meaningful Use Update: What Do The Latest Numbers Mean?

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Although a more thorough report will be released in June, the Health IT Policy Committee outlined the Eligible Hospital (EH) and Eligible Professional (EP) attestation for Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2. Tom Leary, MALA, CAE, FHIMSS stated that since last year providers, hospitals, and vendors have worked together to develop a reasonable timeline for implementing products for 2014. The goal of these measures is to improve outcomes while cutting cost. The Health Information Management Systems Society has suggested an extension on all requirements for two quarters to allow more time for installation and implementation. The Hardship Exception will be used by CMS to protect many of their providers if certain goals aren't met.

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