Posted 5/6/12 on Health Blawg
Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations were released in March by CMS and ONC. Over the past month or so, I’ve been working with other members of the Society for Participatory Medicine (thank you, all) to prepare comments on these regulations from the patient perspective. Last Friday, we filed two comment letters on the proposed regulations. One letter to the ONC on Meaningful Use Stage 2, and one letter to CMS on Meaningful Use Stage 2. Each letter opens like this:
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On December 8, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the report “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward”
In its 91 pages are several “gold star” ideas for empowering patients, providers and payers to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
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DAVID C. KIBBE
In a December 8 report, “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward,” the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) urgently recommend departing from much current HIT practice in America’s hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, labs, and patient’s homes. PCAST calls on ONC to accelerate making health data easily accessible, interpretable by computers, and searchable on the web.
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