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June 26, 2019

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) supported proposed flexibilities in how hospitals comply with the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program and those that incentivize them to continue investments in health IT. However, they continued to urge CMS to more aggressively pursue a PI Program that abandons the constructs of measure reporting in favor of (1) setting clear deadlines for adoption of new certification functionality and (2) enabling organizations to demonstrate clinically meaningful use of health IT for their specific patient populations and priorities through activity-based approaches, such as Inpatient Improvement Activities (IIAs).