HHS HIT Standards Committee gives update on quality measures for “meaningful use”

On Tuesday, September, 15, 2009, the HHS HIT Standards Committee gave an update on the quality measures that providers seeking to establish “meaningful use” of “certified EHR” must meet in order to qualify for stimulus funds available under ARRA’s Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.  The meeting ran from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm. The discussion included an update on the quality measures used to determine “meaningful use” and an update from the HIT Standards Committee’s Privacy & Security Workgroup.  Materials and slides used during the meeting are available for download from the HIT  Standards Committee webpage (scroll down the page to the September 15, 2009 Meeting).  This meeting, as all the others, was open to the public via a web conference and public comments were solicited. For instructions on how to listen and participate in upcoming web conferences, go here.   See the HIT Standards Committee Meetings webpage for more information about the Committee, a list of its members, and for documents and transcripts from the previous meetings.

Leave a reply. Please note that although this blog may be helpful in informing clients and others who have an interest in information privacy and security, it is not intended to be legal advice. The information on this blog also should not be relied upon to form an attorney-client relationship.

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