January 27, 2012 - At least 100,000 providers will receive electronic health records meaningful use incentive payments, during 2012, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., National Coordinator for HIT, predicts in a new blog posting. And that’s just the start, he says, laying what he sees as a turning point year. “In summary, I see 2012 as the year in which health IT truly comes of age.”

Mostashari tackles five major IT trends during the coming year, starting with the taking off of meaningful use after 20,000 eligible professionals and 1,200 hospitals received incentive payments in 2011. His other predictions:

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