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Meeting Standards for Meaningful Use Top Goal for Health Execs

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meaningful useIn a recent survey by CSC, 90 percent of healthcare leaders said achieving meaningful use of electronic health records to qualify for incentive payments was one of their organization’s top two priorities, InformationWeek reports.

Sixty healthcare executives were surveyed in June and July about the most pressing concerns and goals. Nearly one-half of survey participants were chief information officers or IT leaders. Chief executive officers, chief financial officers and chief operating officers comprised the other half of respondents.

The survey found that compliance with meaningful use provisions was the top priority for: 84 percent of CIOs and other health IT leaders; 67 percent of all respondents; and 48 percent of non-IT executives. Forty two percent of all respondents said their second-highest priority was aiding their networks of owned or affiliated physicians comply with meaningful use rules for ambulatory care EHR systems.

The survey also found that 11 percent of respondents said their organizations are participating in a statewide health IT exchange. More than half stated they plan on participating in a health IT exchange.

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