Details of new programs from four major commercial insurers to encourage meaningful use of electronic health records may still be fuzzy, but the moves are important, says David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology.

In an interview with Health Data Management, Blumenthal notes that the government officially published the final meaningful use rule on July 28 and "here we are a week later and we've got payers showing up and making a commitment to try to support meaningful use."

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