The Catholic bishops welcome this new plan.

They accused Obama of steering thousands in federal money to cover abortions, breaking a promise he made when he signed an executive purchase that reaffirmed long-position federal restrictions. Anti-abortion Democrats in Congress – whose votes supplied the margin for passage of the health care legislation – scrambled to mind off the attack. In interviews, a few of these Democrats stated the administration’s decision proves that Obama’s executive order has teeth.So why focus on meaningful use instead of interoperability? Some generous explanations: As Blumenthal notes, there may be no interoperability without operability. Patient personal privacy is certainly another salient concern, given the raising frequency of cyberattacks especially. Finally, the specialized complexity of establishing specifications is challenging. As Koppel explains, something ostensibly simple even, such as blood-pressure measurement, will get dropped in translation due to the modifiers accompanying the amounts: standing, seated, preinjection, labile, noncompliant.