MU3 Expected to Have Increased Patient-Generated Data Requirements

ONC's Health IT Policy Committee has announced its intentions to include expanded requirements for hospitals and health systems to collect and use patient-generated data in meaningful use stage 3 objectives.

The Committee adopted recommendations on patient-generated health data from its Consumer Empowerment Workgroup, stating that patients' ability to electronically submit health information should be a part of meaningful use stage 3.

The Committee is still working on methods of submission, which could include structured or semi-structured questionnaires, secure messaging or mobile transmissions.

The Committee's complete meaningful use stage 3 recommendations are expected February 2014.

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