Functionality and Interoperability are front and center in MU3.
Meaningful Use requirements from the CMS and ONC are marching forward, and Stage 3 focuses heavily on improving healthcare IT, ramping up the requirements surrounding security, e-prescriptions, clinical decision support, and data integration and data sharing. Even if MU2 requirements have yet to be fulfilled, CIOs and executive stakeholders would do well to begin planning for Stage 3 now.
In our latest white paper, “Navigating the Upcoming Challenges to Meaningful Use Phase 3,” emids explores how infrastructure planning, big data requirements, user experience and patient engagement come into play. We then provide a roadmap to success that covers organizational readiness, vendor assessment, security risk, integration architecture, collaboration tools, consumer health apps, skills and training to support upgrades, and the big data challenge.