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Meaningful Use And Health IT Innovation

Today I caught an excellent post on HIT Consultant by standards architect Keith Boone (aka @motorcycleguy on Twitter) on how Meaningful Use is affecting health IT. In his article, Boone argues that Meaningful Use requirements are stifling health IT innovation in some instances: When you put an entire industry under the MU pressure cooker, the need to meet Federal Mandates overwhelms anything else. The need to develop software that is able to support a large number of externally controlled mandates can, and in many cases, has resulted in bad engineering. You can’t innovate well on a deadline. What we will see more of is applications which serve as an extra layer or function to EMRs. As a recent story in MedCityNews notes, new EMR-related innovations range from Modernizing Medicine’s touch-based electronic medical assistant for specialists…

 

By: Katherine Rourke

 

Source: EMR & HIPAA
By: Katherine Rourke on in News