The Meaningful Use Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee met this week to continue the arduous task of deciding what to recommend for inclusion in meaningful use Stage 2 criteria, and the pace for requiring them. Paul Tang, from the Palo Alto Medical Center, chair of the group, said the discussion would be a prelude to the in-person meeting to be held April 5 for the entire HIT Policy Committee. Shortly after May 13, the workgroup is expected to deliver its formal recommendations on Meaningful Use Stage 2 to the committee, he said. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology called for public comments on proposed measures for Meaningful Use 2 and 3 last December. According to Tang, the comments fell mainly into two camps. Vendors and providers urged a delay in Stage 2 implementation, while consumers, purchasers, health plans and HIT advocates pressed for the current time-line.