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Best of MedCitizens: Meaningful use from top to bottom

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Every week MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication partners and MedCity News readers who also contribute to MedCityNews.com. The MedCitizens are sponsored by MyPRGenie, the only Do-It-Yourself, PR platform and news wire that gives you access to more than 540,000 journalist contacts.

Now here’s the best of what YOU had to say.

  • Meaningful Use final rules: I am impressed. “The final rule issued today achieves that balance perfectly, ensuring that only mature implementation guides are specified, leaving room for innovation in such as areas as how to transport data from point to point via NHIN Direct and other demonstration projects.”
  • Meaningful use rules: A breakdown. “Aiming to lower the hurdles, the finalized rules require that providers meet 14 to 15 base requirements and choose five more from a menu of 10 options.”
  • New EMR meaningful use rules praised. “From a physician’s perspective, they’ve really metered down the more burdensome requirements and they’ve created this staged approach where a user can use the EMR in a very basic way and solve the meaningful use puzzle for the first two years. Once they’ve had that runway and the chance to get used to the technology, they can become more sophisticated users and solve the meaningful use concerns for Stages 2 and 3.”
  • Do-your-own genetic testing is a looming disaster. “The fact is, looking at your own genes is not at all like that Bio 101 lab we all remember where we got to look at our own cellular spit under a microscope. Do-it-yourself genetic analysis ’ especially the kind that methodically sifts through the dusty archeology of all known hideous human disorders ’ is a whole world of hurt, just waiting to happen.”

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