The USA Meaningful use initiative in 2014 is off to a slow start and even slower is the progress of eligible providers working to achieve the currently required Stage 2 Meaningful Use, according to data unveiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 8, 2014.  

During meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee, Elisabeth Myers of the Office of eHealth Standards and Services at CMS provided meaningful use attestation data through July 2014 showing that a total of 2823 eligible professionals (EPs) and 128 eligible hospitals (EHs) have attested for the 2014 reporting year. Of those eligible providers, 972 EPs and 10 EHs attested to Stage 2 during their 2014 reporting year.  these result represent about 1% of eligible providers(EP) and 3% of eligible hospitals (EH)  as having met the meaningful use attestation requirements.