A tough year for Stage 2 attestations
December 15, 2014 in Medical Technology
The mood was hopeful as 2014 dawned. “This is the year,” said Robert Tagalicod, director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services at the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, speaking in February at a HIMSS14 in Orlando as the industry prepared for the kick-off of Stage 2 meaningful use attestations.
But as the months wore on, some of that initial enthusiasm began to wane. And as paltry attestation numbers continued to disappoint, before long some industry groups were wondering whether unreasonable federal expectations were threatening the very future of meaningful use.
In this slideshow, we look back on a year of Healthcare IT News stories, tracking the twists and turns of a program that turned out to be much harder to comply with than providers and the government anticipated.