"May 12, 2009--Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) today announced that they have joined forces to launch www.meaningfuluse.org. This collaborative web site will promote and advance the national dialogue and education around “meaningful use.” The new site gives the healthcare information technology (HIT) community a single, central location to access resources, collaborate, influence and discuss the definition of “meaningful use” and to learn how to take advantage of the HITECH Stimulus funds."
There may not be two more important words in the english language right now. How they are defined will affect if/how EMRs are fully adopted and whether they are used in a way that truly makes a difference... In other words, the very fate of our healthcare system may rely on how this is defined in the weeks and months ahead.