Kalorama Information thinks easing meaningful use requirements will aid adoption and real use of EMRs by physician and hospitals. Recent comments of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt made at a 2016 J.P. Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference indicated that the meaningful use requirements would soon be “over.” Meaningful use requirements have in some cases been faulted for rushed implementations and lower usage levels.
“The Meaningful Use program as it has existed, will now be effectively over and replaced with something better,”
“The Meaningful Use program as it has existed, will now be effectively over and replaced with something better,” Slavitt said. “Since late last year we have been working side by side with physician organizations across many communities — including with great advocacy from the AMA — and have listened to the needs and concerns of many. We will be putting out the details on this next stage over the next few months, but I will give you themes guiding our implementation.”
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