The American Medical Association has joined a growing chorus of stakeholder groups calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to fix the Stage 2 electronic health records meaningful use program before advancing to Stage 3.

“As we’ve said many times, the meaningful use program is not meaningful in its current form and is not helping physicians use electronic health records in a way that facilitates the best care coordination, increases efficiency or improves the quality of care for patients,” said AMA President-elect Steven J. Stack, M.D. “We cannot ignore the current problems and barriers that exist with the program.”

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