The federal advisory HIT Policy Committee has developed preliminary recommendations for Stage 3 criteria under the electronic health records meaningful use incentive program, and has released its 44-page document for public comment.

"The Stage 3 vision includes a collaborative model of care with shared responsibility and accountability, building upon the previous MU objectives,” the committee explains. “While the committee appreciates and recognizes today’s challenges in setting up data exchanges, it is the committee’s recommendation that Stage 3 is the time to begin to transition from a setting-specific focus to a collaborative, patient- and family-centric approach.”

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