Providing Feedback on Meaningful Use Matrix

Posted on June 25, 2009 I Written By

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I’d been meaning to post this when the meaningful use document came out, but didn’t get around to it until now. ONC has asked for public comment on the preliminary definition of “meaningful use” as presented by the HIT policy Committee (see the Meaningful Use Matrix). Submissions are due by 5 pm est June 26, 2009, and should be no more than 2,000 words in length (per the HHS HIT website).

I encourage everyone involved in Helathcare IT to submit their thoughts on meaningful use. I’m a big believer in leveraging the knowledge of crowds to make something better. I believe that if you amass enough smart people on something, you usually get a pretty good result. Assuming that they listen.

I’d also certainly welcome people to post their submissions in the comment of this post if it’s something you don’t mind making public. I think it could be really valuable to have all the various submissions aggregated in one spot for everyone to review and consider.

Here’s the other details for meaningful use comment submission from the HHS website for those interested in submitting (nice that they have an electronic option):
Electronic responses to the draft description of Meaningful Use are preferred and should be addressed to:
MeaningfulUse@hhs.gov
With the subject line “Meaningful Use”

Written comments may also be submitted to:
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
200 Independence Ave, SW
Suite 729D
Washington, DC 20201
Attention: HIT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Comments