Marc Probst: Meaningful Use Stage 3 a mistake

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | October 21, 2015

After serving six years on the federal government's Health IT Policy Committee, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst's term ended in June. And while, he said, many smart and passionate people are working to improve the industry, lobbies are just as influential in terms of change.

"The concept and the power of special interests is alive and well, particularly when you're talking about a $35 billion program," Probst said, referring to the Meaningful Use incentive program. "The federal advisory committees tried to filter through that, but I'm not sure that was always accomplished."

In an interview with FierceHealthIT at the recent College of Healthcare Information Management Executives fall forum in Orlando, Probst expanded on his committee efforts. He also talked about Meaningful Use and Intermountain's role in the Department of Defense's electronic health record contract.