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Health IT policy group considers Stage 2 clinical quality measures
Modern Healthcare

The combination of electronic health-record systems and clinical quality measures is supposed to improve patient care, but whether the federal program to incentivize the meaningful use of EHRs can be harnessed to boost clinical quality measures’ development was a question raised Monday at a health IT policy work group meeting.

The quality measures work group of the federally chartered Health IT Policy Committee met in Washington to review its final list of recommendations to the full policy committee on the proposed rule for the Stage 2 meaningful-usecriteria issued by the CMS in February.