By setting targets that are of unproven value we actually reduce the safety and usability of medical software. That’s the sad story of the last 15 years. More of I'm from the government and I am here to help! Unintended consequences abound.
"Vendors are forced to divide their time between government mandated new creations, with unproven value, and (unproven) usability for users, rather than a requirement to do what they already do safely and make systems (increasing more) usable. I am not sure I can identify one government initiated target in the last 15yrs that has yielded any long term value. They have spent $2 billion achieving zinch to date."