The HIT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup presented today its vision and recommendations for meaningful use of electronic health records.
Here's an 'early look' at the draft meaningful use criteria presented by co-chairs Paul Tang and Farzad Mostashari. Paul Tang emphasized the focus on "patient-centeredness" and quality, saying "It's not about the HIT".
The workgroup has also published a more detailed meaningful use matrix with the roadmap through 2015. The progression starts with a focus on information capture and sharing in 2011. By 2013, meaningful use is expanded to include advanced care processes with decision support and by 2015 is expanded to embrace improvements in outcomes.