Consumers Called to Contribute to ‘Meaningful Use’ Definition

Wed, Apr 21, 2010

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Do providers think consumers/patients will muck up the EHR adoption process?

As if the process weren’t complicated enough, the committee that advises the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is making a special effort to involve patients – also known as “consumers” of health care – and their families in the development of the definition of “meaningful use” in regs to be issued under HITECH.

Read on to find out why consumer groups think it’s doctors who are mucking up the process.

The Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) is holding a hearing on April 20, 2010 in Washington, DC to specifically address “the patient/family engagement domain” in Stages 2 and 3 of the development of the MU definition. It is one of a series of public hearings, says the  HITPC MU Workgroup, over…

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