GOP Lawmakers Seek Reboot of Meaningful Use Program
On Tuesday, six Republican senators released a white paper outlining their concerns about current federal health information technology policy and called for an overhaul of the meaningful use electronic health record incentive program. In the white paper, the lawmakers wrote, "nearly four years after [its] enactment ... we see evidence that the program is at risk of not achieving its goals and that $35 billion in taxpayer money is being spent ineffectively in the process."
- "Lawmakers Call for 'Reboot' of Meaningful Use Program" (Durben Hirsch, FierceEMR, 4/16).
- "GOP Senators Call for Overhaul of Electronic Health Records Program" (Schulte, Center for Public Integrity, 4/16).