Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Lecture:Standards of Meaningful Use and the Future of Meaningful Use
Slide content:Future of HITECH and MU - 1 Growing pushback regarding emphasis on functional use objectives and not enough focus on care innovation, vendor flexibility, or interoperability: 36 medical societies (2015): http://www.acep.org/workarea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=100984 31 provider organizations (2016): http://geekdoctor.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-future-of-meaningful-use-stage-3.html And others (Yaraghi, 2015; Basch & Kuhn, 2016) 20
Slide notes:What about the future of HITECH and meaningful use? With the difficulties of achieving Stage 2 and the worries over the requirements for Stage 3, there has been growing pushback. In particular, there has been criticism of the functional use objectives, such as the requirement that one have 80% of patients with problem lists or 60% usage of computerized physician order entry, or CPOE . Many have argued that these functional use objectives are stifling innovation and flexibility of vendors, and are not giving sufficient attention to interoperability, which many considered to be the most important aspect of EHR use. In 2015, 36 medical societies wrote a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services expressing these sentiments, and in 2016, 31 provider organizations wrote a similar letter. Others have also written of shortcomings of the meaningful use program and how it can be modified going forward. 20