Do you believe Meaningful Use is best for you?

The area was cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape. Crime scene investigators searched the trampled grass, careful so as not to disturb the evidence. People and horses craned their necks to watch. The lead investigator knelt and retrieved a small piece of shell with a pair of tweezers. It looked like the dozens of other pieces they had already collected. The yolk was congealing at the base of the wall.

On the other side of the wall, a rookie patrolman noticed shoe imprints in the wet earth.
“Humpty-Dumpty was pushed,” he yelled to the lead investigator.

Humpty-Dumpty didn’t fall. Even long held beliefs can prove false. Not everything is the way it seems. Just because you believe something is true doesn’t make it so. Ask the Flat Earth Society; ask the people think the moon landing was faked. Sometimes it just requires a little more thought.

Sometimes you need to be the needle in the haystack. There’s not much value in being the hay.

Just because everyone believes chasing Meaningful Use is the right thing to do doesn’t make it so.  This is not a cause and effect relationship. The belief seems to be that meeting the standards set by the CMS is the best metric for determining the value of your EHR.  Wrong. They are only the best metric for determining if you will be receiving incentive money.

Believing something doesn’t make it true. Ask the person who pushed Humpty-Dumpty.

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  1. Pingback: Do you believe Meaningful Use is best for you? « Healthcare IT: How good is your strategy? « Healthcare IT: How good is your strategy?

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