In a recent poll, we asked our readers who they felt would benefit the most from the recently released meaningful use standards and incentives. The results indicated that meaningful use is understood to be focused on the improvement of patient care, and there is a belief that insurance companies may benefit in the process of doing so.
Question: Who do you believe is the real winner with Meaningful Use?
Patients – 33%
Insurance companies- 20%
Physicians – 13%
Government agencies – 13%
Vendors – 13%
Trade associations – 0%
Health IT press – 0%
The results additionally indicated a belief that physicians, government agencies and vendors may equally benefit from meaningful use.
As new stages are defined, do you feel that the attention paid to improving patient care will change or stay the same?
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