Monday, July 23, 2012

Meaningful Use of Meaningful Use Measures

At the Health Forum and American Hospital Association 2012 Leadership Summit Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, held a Town Hall style meeting to discuss the federal government's role in leveraging clinical information systems for improved performance. Final rules governing Stage 2 of meaningful use are on track to be released later this summer. In the interview below, Mostashari says the regulations will push on standards-based exchange and patient engagement. Also, he says IT must be an integral part of getting to the proverbial second curve.

1 comment:

  1. The interview hit all the main points where change is urgent. Farzad's
    highlighting of patient engagement is encouraging, and makes me hope
    that the government won't back down (much) in the face of entrenched
    opposition. The focus at the end on the gap in IT skills is also a
    crucial point.