The American Hospital Association concurs with many concerns from six Republican members of the U.S. Senate who recently called for a pause to the EHR meaningful use program and re-examination of its strategies.
The program certainly compels a more critical look at it enters further stages, AHA said in a comment letter to Sens. Lamar Alexander, Richard Burr, Tom Coburn, Michael Enzi, Pat Roberts and John Thune. There is uneven progress in meaningful use as a digital divide remains between urban providers and rural providers, barriers to interoperability remain, concerns remain on whether Stage 2 criteria are doable, and meaningful use audits are too burdensome with auditors often not well-informed about meaningful use, AHA contends.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access