Monday, April 27, 2009

Hearing on "Meaningful Use" for EHR Slated

The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics will hold a public meeting April 28 and 29 in Washington to discuss a definition for “meaningful use” of electronic health records under the economic stimulus program.
The two-day meeting of the NCVHC executive subcommittee will feature 10 panel discussions with a variety of speakers. Kicking things off will be David Blumenthal M.D., national coordinator for health information technology. The conference, which also will be broadcast live on the Internet, will include one brief time slot each day for “public comments.”
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, hospitals and clinics can get incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid if they meet yet-to-be-defined qualifications for making “meaningful use” of electronic health records.
Link to the agenda and link to hear live: Agenda and Audio

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