An industry survey has revealed significant ambivalence among hospital leaders about their ability to meet newly issued requirements for Stage 2 of meaningful use.

The poll, conducted by I.T. consulting firm KPMG, shows that nearly half (47 percent) of hospital and health system business leaders are only “somewhat confident” in their level of readiness to meet the requirements, which became final in July. Thirty-six percent said they were confident and just 4 percent said they were not confident at all. Eleven percent said they didn’t know what their level of readiness was.

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