John Halamka, M.D., chief information officer of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a critic of the Stage 3 electronic health records Meaningful Use program, even before it was finalized. Now with the final rule out, he would like to see Stage 3 eliminated altogether.

Speaking as a healthcare CIO and not as co-chair of the Health IT Standards Committee that advises the government, Halamka contends that Stage 3 is not only generally unhelpful but downright counterproductive.

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