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Free the data: Goals for meaningful use stage 3

InformationWeek, June 26, 2014
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently posted "A Robust Health Data Infrastructure," a report from JASON, an independent group of scientists that since 1960 has advised the US government on science and technology. For those of us who are concerned about interoperability and worry that the Meaningful Use and EHR software certification bars may have been set too low, this report presents a potentially exciting glimpse of the future -- if the recommendations survive and actually get implemented. I'll come back to that point after reviewing some of the key recommendations.