Health IT Industry Speaks Out on Stage 2 Meaningful Use

Analysis of Stage 2 to from Industry Leaders

You can read more than you want to these days about the stage 2 final rules. Check in on the Twitter hashtag #stage2 and get the latest and greatest writing on it. Here is what I picked up this week.

John Halamka@jhalamka – The CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is just one of the many hats he wears. As the Co-Chair of the HIT Standards committee you have to know you are getting information coming from the top. In his, The Meaningful Use Stage 2 Balance, he says the “perfect compromise means that every stakeholder is just a little unhappy but all can live with the outcome. I believe MU Stage 2 achieves this level of balance.” And here is his top 10 list of the bolder aspects of the final rule.

Keith Boone@motorcycle_guy – Our resident standards expert has written a few things on stage 2. He has made it easy for us and listed his content posts at On The Meaningful Use Stage 2 Rules.

Justin Barnes@HITAdvisor – A well known voice outside his VP role at Greenway Medical, he is currently the Co-chairman of the Accountable Care CoP. The CoP includes leading health IT companies and their customers to enable best practices in accountable care. Watch for Justin to be our guest on MU Live! soon. Read his paper, Stage 2 Final Rules Mature Care Coordination, Allow Flexible On Ramps.

AHIMA@AHIMAResources – You can always count on the American Health Information Management Association to be out in front. Read Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rule Released in the AHIMA Journal.

CHIME@CIOCHIME – College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued a statement on Final Meaningful Use Stage 2 Rule. CHIME applauds efforts made by officials at the Department of Health and Human Services in working diligently to prepare final rules on Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Payments program,” said CHIME President and CEO Richard A. Correll.

Corepoint Health@CorepointHealth – an industry leader in data integration and health information exchange for hospitals, radiology centers, laboratories, and clinics, analyzes the rules for their impact on integration and interfacing. Read their article, Meaningful Use Stage 2: How the Final Rule Impacts Integration.