04 May Nation's CIOs weigh in on 'meaningful use'
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which has a membership of 1,300 CIOs across the country, weighed in last week on its definition of “meaningful use” for healthcare information technology.
CHIME submitted its statement to a hearing of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, an advisory body to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Compliance with this definition will determine whether hospitals and group practices qualify for Medicare and Medicaid financial incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
In the absence of a government definition of meaningful use, several IT organizations have stepped up with their own. CHIME is the most recent to do so.
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