September 26, 2011 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is urging federal officials to slow down on initiatives to tie use of metadata to electronic health records meaningful use measures.

The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is moving on a fast track to quickly incorporate use of metadata in EHRs to facilitate health information exchange and give patients more control over the sharing of their data, following recommendations in late 2010 from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

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