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Hospitals Struggle to Achieve “Meaningful Use”

Hospitals are not meeting the “meaningful use” criteria for use of information technology that will enable them to secure federal funds set aside for them to invest in such resources.

Last week, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) expressed concern about this, noting that providers in general are not attesting to achieving a level of meaningful use of health care IT at the rate the federal government had projected.

Read more about meaningful use and MedPAC’s concern about it in this iHealthBeat reportiStock_000001497717XSmall.

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