Meaningful Use Comments

In an effort to promote public debate about the “meaningful use” criteria, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting comments it receives on a public web site:

http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#searchResults?Ne=11+8+8053+8098+8074+8066+8084+1&Ntt=CMS-2009-0117&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchall&N=8060

This approach allows organizations reviewing the criteria to see what others are thinking so they can refine their own thinking and provide further transparency into the comment process.

I continue to be impressed with the efforts being made in the US to involve the community in the policy and standards process.  While there are certainly many criticisms of the “meaningful use” criteria, the open process is providing an feeling of f participation that will, I believe, lead to greater adoption and support for these criteria.

Mike

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