Blumenthal: Bigger push for decision support, HIE in stage 2 MU

09/21/2010 | Government Health IT magazine

National Health IT Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal said at a recent meeting that requirements under the second stage of meaningful use will include tougher measures for health information exchange and clinical decision support. Blumenthal also highlighted the role of e-prescribing in the switch to electronic health records, saying, "I think once physicians get used to using the computer to e-prescribe, they may be a little more comfortable moving to the full electronic health record."

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