Survey: Most organizations don't maximize MU
Article Thumbnail ImageMarch 18, 2014 -- A recent survey found that more than 70% of respondents believe their organizations have failed to maximize the full potential of achieving meaningful use (MU) under the U.S. government's IT stimulus program.

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The following were the biggest barriers to achieving meaningful use, according to healthcare IT consulting firm Stoltenberg Consulting:

  • Lack of resources: 50%
  • Restricted time frames: 23%
  • Lack of buy-in from organizations: 15%
  • Competing health IT projects: 12%

Also, the biggest health IT topics for 2014 were as follows:

  • ICD-10: 47%
  • Big data: 27%
  • Electronic health record implementation: 16%
  • Meaningful use: 10%

The survey was conducted at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in Orlando, FL, according to the company.