A recent study conducted by Wells Fargo Securities stated “Over 700 EHR vendors had solutions certified for Stage 1, but at this point about 40 have been certified for Stage 2. While there is still time, we believe 300-500 vendors will ultimately disappear from the government program.”
We talked about the possibility of many EHR vendors not being 2014 certified in our interview with John Squire. This is a real possibility for many EHR vendors. It will be interesting to see which ones choose not to tell their customers that they won’t be ready until it’s too late to switch EHR. I think that will say something about the company.
Allscripts has put out a whitepaper that looks at some of the meaningful use stage 2 challenges and what you should do to make sure you’re ready.
- Where to begin with Meaningful Use Stage 2
- The new requirements for Stage 2 attestation
- Technology upgrade and replacement considerations
- Meaningful Use reporting
- Transitioning to population health management
I find the idea of using MU stage 2 as a way to get ready for population health pretty interesting. I know this is a challenge when an organization is overwhelmed by the day to day life of someone in healthcare.
Considering the abysmal meaningful use stage 2 numbers that were released, it seems that many organizations could benefit from some meaningful use stage 2 help this whitepaper provides. I’d be interested to hear if people think that MU stage 2 does help their organization move towards population health management. Is that a reasonable goal you can work on as you work on MU stage 2? Reminds me of those who are doing CDI (clinical documentation improvement) projects alongside their ICD-10 work.