Work is starting on Stage 3 of Meaningful Use

Stage 3 Meaningful Use is still three to four years in the future, but the federal advisory Health IT Policy Committee met August 1 and made preliminary draft recommendations.

The committee is looking at increasing required functions in features ranging from Clinical Decision Support, Coordination or Care, increased safety, improved patient engagement, and more extensive population health reporting. As envisioned the Stage 3 requirements promise to go a long way toward industry improvements in care delivery.