The meaningful use workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee recently released a late-stage list of recommendations for Stage 3 of the electronic health records meaningful use program, which includes seven proposed new objectives that are not required in Stage 2.

The workgroup is accepting feedback before finalizing the recommendations and sending them to the Policy Committee in March. A list of workgroup members is here. The HIT Policy Committee and accompanying HIT Standards Committee both comprise industry stakeholders who advise federal officials on health information technology issues, particularly the meaningful use program. The committees wield significant influence in development of meaningful use criteria, although agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services have the final say.

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