Hospitals may well wish to hire a consultant to help them wade through the meaningful use rules and formulate a strategy for compliance. But John Halamka, M.D., gave the industry a 25-point cheat sheet for that strategy via a Jan. 3 posting on his Web blog,

Halamka is CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee, chair of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel and an emergency physician.

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