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Blumenthal sends open e-mail updating public on meaningful use

iHealthBeat, October 6, 2009

David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health IT, sent an open e-mail detailing the ongoing process for defining "meaningful use" of electronic health records. In his e-mail, Blumenthal offered a preview of what healthcare providers should expect from forthcoming meaningful use standards. He also described how the government plans to help hospitals and physicians transition to EHR systems.