MU Stage 1, other IT projects among biggest barriers to MU Stage 2; Software error may have caused patients to take wrong meds;

> Completing Stage 1 of Meaningful Use and worries over other projects like CPOE and ICD-10 will be among five of the biggest barriers to achieving Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, according to Guillermo Moreno, vice president of Experis Healthcare. ""To me, that's the primer to all of it--getting enough of a sizeable mass of the industry to complete Stage 1 and move to Stage 2," he says, according to a Healthcare IT News post. Article

> Don't let meeting Meaningful Use distract you from the accountable care organization initiative, stresses InformationWeek Healthcare's Paul Cerrato in a commentary. "If an IT team is obsessed with meeting the letter of the law, they may ignore its spirit," he writes. Commentary

> Five Rhode Island hospitals operated by Lifespan are under investigation for allegedly instructing 2,000 discharged patients to take the wrong forms of medications. Lifespan said a software error may be to blame, which generated medication instructions for the discharged patients. FierceHealthcare

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