The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has made a number of near-term meaningful use EHR recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help alleviate some of the timeline issues around Stage 2 implementation. 

In a March 31 letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, HIMSS stated that eligible professionals and eligible hospitals are increasingly citing timeline and implementation challenges in preparing for Stage 2. To address these issues, HIMSS offered several recommendations to CMS "designed to maximize the number of EPs and EHs successfully attesting to the program’s requirements using a 2014 certified EHR, and keep our nation on the path toward health care transformation."

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