SPOTLIGHT: CMS works to align meaningful use with related standards

Now that the public comment period has closed for the proposed rules on meaningful use of health IT, the policymakers at CMS are getting down to the work of reviewing the more than 2,000 comments that poured in over the past two months. It won't be an easy task. CMS must make sure the process is compatible with parallel rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on standards and certification of EMRs, plus a recently published ONC proposal that spells out a new certification process. FierceHealthIT