Ten eligible hospitals and 972 eligible professionals have attested to Stage 2 meaningful use as of July 1, according to the latest numbers from the government.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for HIT provided an update on Stage 2 attestation at a July 8 meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee. Paul Egerman, a member of the committee, commented that the good news is that the number of hospitals that have attested to Stage 2 increased during the month of June from 8 to 10 hospitals, or grew 25 percent. But, Egerman soberly observed that “another way of looking at it—as I look at this—is well over 99 percent of the hospitals and eligible professionals are still in Stage 1.”

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