Meaningful Use for Therapists

So far, recommended meaningful use measures for electronic health records (EHR) have focused on primary care providers.  Hopefully, that will change soon after the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee meets in Washington later this month.  At the two-day meeting, the HIT Policy Committee will hear testimony on how meaningful use might affect non-physician practitioners.

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) mandated the creation of the HIT Policy Committee.  This committee is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for HIT on issues pertaining to health information technology.