Just over 90 percent of 200 provider organization CIOs responding to a survey conducted in March expect their organization to qualify for Stage 1 meaningful use incentive payments, although many won't meet the goal until late in fiscal year 2012 and 2013. (The Stage 1 MU attestation process opens Monday, April 18. On April 20, HDM will host a Web seminar about the process. For more info, click here).

The 90 percent rate is consistent with previous quarterly surveys from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, although the new survey indicates that reaching meaningful use is tougher than many CIOs previously thought.

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