Legislative pressure to delay Meaningful Use Stage 3 appears to be gaining momentum in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate health committee, had breakfast yesterday morning with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell in which he broached the issue.

“There’s been some discussion about delaying Meaningful Use Stage 3, about whether it’s a good idea, whether it’s a bad idea, whether to delay part of it or all of it,” said Alexander, who made the comments during the committee’s Thursday hearing on electronic health records and information blocking. “My instinct is to say to Secretary Burwell ‘let’s not go backwards on electronic healthcare records.’”

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