Criticisms of EHR incentive program are misguided, ONC official says

04/30/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

Six Republican senators recently argued that the federal EHR incentive effort may not be achieving its goals, citing a lack of widespread interoperability within the industry. Speaking at a recent conference, Judy Murphy, the ONC's deputy national coordinator for programs and policy, called such arguments misguided. "[T]hat's not what we were trying to accomplish in stage 1. Stage 2 is about patient engagement and interoperability," she said.

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