A recent press release invites anyone interested to participate in a town call web conference from the Certification Commission. It states:
The Certification Commission is planning two Town Call web conferences on June 16 and 17 to gather stakeholder input on new paths to certification of electronic health record (EHR) technologies, with the goal of supporting more rapid, widespread adoption and meaningful use under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Areas to be explored during the Town Calls include the crosswalk from certification to meaningful use, enhancements to current programs, and new and updated programs to make certification more accessible to a wider variety of EHR technologies, including modular, self-developed, and open source applications.
After a brief presentation, participants will be invited to submit questions and comments online. Registration is required for the free Town Calls.
Finally, some answers to what is on everyone’s mind…namely what exactly is meaningful use of the EMRs in order to get reimbursed by the government in purchasing and implementing the system.
Up to date, there have been many more questions than answers.
Now perhaps after the conference and ability to call in questions, we will be able to put our mind to rest.