Dave Delano of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative has expressed concern that many in the industry may not be able to meet the clinical quality measures for using SNOMED under stage 2 of the meaningful use program because the codes are too complex and aren't widely used by providers and EHR vendors. The government should start a national campaign to raise awareness on the SNOMED criteria and offer opportunities for stakeholders to learn the codes and test the CQMs before reporting, he said.

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