A number of healthcare IT stakeholders are pushing the government to either delay or extend the timeline for Stage 2 of meaningful use, as I found in researching for a recently published feature article in the September issue of Healthcare Informatics. It kind of reminds me of the final minutes of a basketball game.

In basketball, when a team is losing a close game, they usually get a little desperate in the final minutes. This means full court pressure, causing havoc, heaving three pointers, and cutting the lead down by any means necessary. They can usual smell fear on the winning team, which typically wants to just run the clock out.

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Source: Stage 2 and the Industry’s Full Court Pressure