Meaningful Use Has Larger Issues than Certification

A recent public hearing was designed to get industry feedback on how the electronic health records certification process can be improved. What the HIT Policy Committee workgroup also received was an ear full from those fed up with the number and pace of meaningful use requirements.

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Comments (2)
What is needed is the connection of all pt. data!!!! Meaningful use is meaningless until this is done. If all were connected then most of MU could be stopped and real improvements could take place like clinical pathways, EHR that work better for charting ect. We are all concentrating on checking meaningless boxes to satisfy CMS and in most cases contributes nothing to care of my pts.
Posted by mackley | Tuesday, May 13 2014 at 4:31PM ET
I certainly second your comment. As a business professional who was recently a 'not so patient' breast cancer patient, I was shocked by the lack of information coordination. So shocked, I published an e-book about my experience (Tales of a Remarkable Breast). For anyone who wants to know what it is REALLY like to be on the receiving end of unconnected patient data in this day and age, I encourage you to check it out. One last note and for the record, most of the docs and nurses/techs I had were great, in spite of the system.
Posted by Jane W | Tuesday, May 13 2014 at 7:21PM ET
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