The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, in a letter to six U.S. Senators, strongly defends the electronic health records meaningful use program, while calling for a one-year extension of Stage 2 before Stage 3 begins.

Believing meaningful use lacks a path to interoperability and that EHRs cause higher billings and fraud, the senators recently called for a pause of meaningful use to re-examine its strategies and “reboot” the program. While tweaks are needed, a reboot of the program is not necessary, CHIME says.

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