Stage 3 Meaningful Use Plans Are on the Table

A workgroup has submitted draft recommendations for Stage 3 Meaningful Use incentives. Chaired by Paul Tang, MD, the workgroup has put forth various policy ideas over the past 2 years.  One proposal would have physicians and hospitals use clinical decision support interventions based on four of six high-priority objectives: preventive care, chronic disease management, appropriateness of lab/rad orders, medication-related decision support, medication and allergy lists, and drug-drug and drug-allergy checks. The workgroup has also proposed new certification standards for electronic health records (EHR) that would make it easier for patients to modify their records online.

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