Meaningful Use Debate Continues

Date: 07.08.2013 | Anna Abraham

No word yet from The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about the white paper proposed by the Office of US Senator John Thune two months ago. The paper titled: REBOOT: Re-examining the Strategies Needed to Successfully Adopt Health IT address concerns EHR incentive programs and Health IT in meaningful use. Although the general consensus is that the meaningful use program should continue, there are areas of EHR incentive programs that require modification. The white paper explains that these modifications could create more opportunities and benefits for stakeholders and constituents.

“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had two months to review the white paper and provide the requested feedback to a letter by June 16, 2013,” states the press release from Sen. Thune’s office. “However, no comments or response has been received from HHS to date. The Senators look forward to receiving a response and working together to address stakeholder concerns.”

Areas of concern requesting feedback in the white paper are:
• Interoperability
• Cost
• Oversight
• Patient privacy
• Sustainability


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