Meaningful Use and Therefore HHS EHR Certification Criteria Will Dillute

Posted on September 28, 2009 I Written By

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In my ongoing series of posts from Marc Probst’s visit to Las Vegas (you can see my first post here), these next comments by Marc were really interesting.

Marc said, “The guesses are good that CMS will dilute meaningful use.”

I also asked Marc a question about whether he thought that the HHS certification criteria would be less than what CCHIT submitted as their “meaningful use” EHR certification criteria. He responded that the HHS certification criteria will be designed around the meaningful use requirements (which we already knew) and so it is likely that if the meaningful use criteria are diluted then the HHS certification criteria would be diluted as well.

What do you think of the suggestion that MU will be diluted? Which parts of MU do you think will be diluted or do you wish would be diluted?