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ONC Publishes Draft Transcript from June 1 MU Workgroup Meeting; Features Decision to Work on Specialist Considerations

Recently, the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) published the draft written transcript from the June 1 HIT Policy Committee (HITPC)-Meaningful Use (MU) Workgroup meeting.  If you recall, this was the meeting in which the workgroup members decided to work on specialty documentation and exclusion recommendations in the months following the June 8 full HITPC’s approval of the primary Stage 2 MU functionality objective/measure recommendations.

The following is the excerpt from the draft transcript (page 21) that summarizes the workgroup’s decision:

Paul Tang – Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Internist, VP & CMIO:

Are we having some consensus around this? So let me try to summarize. We would go forward with our draft recommendations for stage two. The caveat from a specialty point of view is that we would come back and do additional work on identifying the very small number of core functional objectives that may not apply to specialists. In return we also will identify either cross-cutting specialist specific documents or templates such as clinical summaries, and quality measures that would emphasize the areas that pertain to care coordination between specialists and primary care providers. Is that a fair approach?

Neil Calman – Institute for Family Health – President & Cofounder:

That’s good.

Paul Tang – Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Internist, VP & CMIO:

How does that satisfy others?

Deven McGraw – Center for Democracy & Technology – Director:

It sounds good, Paul.

Paul Tang – Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Internist, VP & CMIO:

Okay, thank you. Okay, so let’s move on. I think that’s a good way of doing it. We’ll also have to deal with imaging, which is certainly something we hear about, and heard about at the panel, and probably can handle in this way, and can apply quality measures to that as well as specific functional requirements.

The full draft written transcript and audio file of the June 1 meeting are available on the ONC’s website.

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