Published on March 11, 2014
DeSalvo reveals Meaningful Use Stage 2 ‘hardship’ exemptions © CureMD Healthcare
Health IT • Karen DeSalvo, the new National Coordinator for Health IT has said that specifics of a more “flexible” hardship exemption for providers struggling to reach Meaningful Use Stage 2 will be revealed in a few days’ time • DeSalvo answered the question on everyone’s mind when she met the press at HIMSS14 • she spoke about a range of other issues including regional extension centers, physician engagement and EHR certification • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the new hardship flexibility and said that the deadline for Stage 2 remains firm
Meaningful Use Stage 2 • “Where we are with Meaning Use Stage 2 is that there is a hardship exemption, it’s available for folks and I want people to know that,” DeSalvo said • DeSalvo also spoke about the vendors having problems attaining 2014 EHR certification • I think going forward, that’s a part of the puzzle we want to make sure we get right. Lots of folks are on the cusp there’s some work that’s right about to get out of the gate,” she said
HIMSS14 • Talking about innovation, DeSalvo said, “I would love to see that we put more front and center some of the smaller innovative approaches to solving challenges. She called the HIMSS14 interoperability showcase “energizing”
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