The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society supports Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program starting on time, recommends an extended attestation period for the first year.

Many providers are ready for Stage 2, starting in October 2013 for hospitals and January 2014 for eligible professionals, but many others need more time, the association says in a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and ONC leader Dr. Farzad Mostashari.

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