“None of the required core or menu objectives in Stage 2 requires communication with other health care providers. This means steps toward interoperability are neither being required nor measured.”

That’s what six United States Senators actually say in a new report from the Republican caucus that is critical of progress made in the electronic health records meaningful use program. The senators, along with six sets of aides and any other “experts” who may have assisted with the report, clearly didn’t do much homework.

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