The number of eligible hospitals and eligible professionals who have attested to Stage 2 meaningful use continues to be sluggish. A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official told a meeting today of the Health IT Policy Committee that only four hospitals and 50 physicians have achieved Stage 2 MU electronic health records.

Four months and seven months into the reporting year for professionals and hospitals, respectively, HIT Policy Committee member Paul Egerman asked Elisabeth Myers, policy and outreach lead for the CMS Office of E-Health Standards and Services, if she considered Stage 2 to be successful. "That is an excellent question. I don't think that we have enough data, again, to answer that question yet," said Myers.

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