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MU Compliance Announcement Sparks Concern, Confusion



An announcement from CMS on Meaningful Use implementation deadline changes obscures the fact that the agency fully expects all Stage 2 start dates to remain unchanged.



1 comments on "MU Compliance Announcement Sparks Concern, Confusion"
Frank Poggio (12/9/2013 at 10:05 AM)

From a vendor perspective 2015 test criteria is a wolf in sheep's clothing. In my experience having worked through many 2014 tests with clients - the criteria under 2014 became considerably more complex and extensive as each month passed, test criteria were revised almost on a monthly basis. For example the test for Safety Enhanced Design (170.114g3) started out requesting a simple description of your design/development process, to now submitting detailed test scenarios per NISTIR 7742 standards. The DVT test now requires WCAG 2.0 evaluations, but did not in the early gong. This growing complexity is one reason why far less vendors have passed 2014 than 2011. From a vendor perspective, the net result is if you wait for the new set of 2015 test criteria those tests will be even more difficult. My advice, don't wait too long. Remember in the healthcare world regulations only grow...never shrink!