Meaningful Use: May 2009 - August 2009

Although the Health IT Policy Committee released an initial definition for meaningful use in mid-June, National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal was not satisfied and sent the group back to the drawing board. The initial draft established that providers:

  • Should be able to capture and share data by 2011
  • Establish care processes for improving outcomes, implementing clinical decision support and receiving public health alerts by 2013
  • Be able to measure and achieve better outcomes by 2015. 

Blumenthal thought it would be "perfectly reasonable" to move the timeline up in certain areas and ultimately, by August, predicted that a true definition for meaningful use wouldn't be finalized until at least the second quarter of 2010.

May 2009

June 2009

July 2009

August 2009