A new study published in Health Affairs suggests that Stage 1 meaningful use criteria for use of computerized physician order entry systems is probably too low to significantly lower mortality rates among heart patients, but higher levels of mandated use in Stages 2 and 3 "is more consistently associated with lower mortality."

Stage 1 of meaningful use requires electronic orders for at least 30 percent of eligible patients. The Stage 2 measure likely will be 60 percent with Stage 3 at 80 percent.

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