Originally published: March 12, 2012
Last updated: March 12, 2012 - 3:03pm
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology, urged, pleaded and cajoled his audience during a talk at the American Medical Group Association annual conference to send comments on the proposed Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements that providers must meet in order to qualify for federal IT subsidies.
"We've gotten to this place because we've been listening," Mostashari said at the conference, noting that every comment is read and responded to and that his office needs AMGA members' feedback to make the program more useful. "You can 'check the box' and get your check or you can make meaningful use meaningful." Near the end of his talk during the conference in San Diego he added that, "We watch and we listen and we learn."
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