On the exhibit floor at HIMSS11 in Orlando, EDIMS LLC is touting that its emergency department information system complies with Stages 2 and 3 of meaningful use objectives.

That's an interesting claim considering objectives, or criteria, for Stages 2 and 3 don't exist. A federal advisory workgroup recently released for public comment its first draft of possible Stage 2 objectives, but the draft essentially comprises the initial thoughts of workgroup members in a long regulatory process that likely won't produce a proposed rule for Stage 2 until December at the earliest.

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