On the other side of the debate are commentators like Paul Romer who believe Meaningful Use does not contribute towards better patient outcomes. Mr. Romer writes:
Meaningful Use, if used as a way to obtain incentive money is at best meaningless, at worst, without numerous other initiatives; it can disrupt your business. It seems to violate the dictum, “Do no harm.”Stakeholders in the healthcare IT world need to develop a position on whether Meaningful Use will set the agenda for Providers. This question affects the very core of their strategy.