Radiology’s Challenges for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use

October 15, 2012

In this video interview, the ACR’s Michael Peters explains what’s new in Stage 2 of meaningful use, the challenges radiologists face and how to stay informed.

 

In Stage 2 of the federal meaningful use program, providers were given much more flexibility in the technology they adopt to comply. It’s not just electronic health records (EHRs) that qualify, but a far broader term: certified electronic health records. This is welcome news for physicians, like radiologists, who use specialized health IT products, said Michael Peters, director of legislative and regulatory affairs for the American College of Radiology.

In this video interview, Peters explains this change for Stage 2. He also details the greatest challenges for radiologists in achieving meaningful use, the significant hardship exemption, and the need for providers to learn as much as they can about the program.

“I would encourage radiologist whenever possible to seek credible sources,” he said. “There’s a lot of good information available to folks if they’re willing to look for it.”