Senators Criticize Meaningful Use Program over Interoperability Issues and its Failure to Enable Providers to Adopt EHR

This week, the U.S. Senate Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions (HELP) Committee convened a hearing titled, “America’s Health IT Transformation: Translating the Promise of Electronic Health Records into Better Care.” During the hearing, several senators emphasized problems within the meaningful use program, which was enacted as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and…