meaningful use

meaningful use

In healthcare IT, it refers to meeting certain requirements regarding the electronic reporting of patient records in order to be fully reimbursed under the EHR Incentive Program. Requirements include capturing essential patient information, reporting quality measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), electronically transmitting prescriptions to pharmacies and claims to insurance carriers and sending patient reminders. For more information, visit www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/30_Meaningful_Use.asp. See EHR Incentive Program and healthcare IT.
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5 is now certified to meet 2011-2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment act (ARRA) as a Complete EHR by the Drummond Group.
Jen Brull, of Plainville, KS, has become the first physician in Kansas and one of the first in the nation to be federally certified for Meaningful Use of electronic health records and has received a full incentive payment.
Plexus IS' Anesthesia Touch(TM), is compliant with the ONC-ACB 2014 Edition criteria, which supports both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
EHRight begins by helping hospitals meet Federal requirements for the meaningful use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) - an achievement that will qualify hospitals for a share of the $19 billion in reimbursement funding promised by the 2009 Stimulus Act and the U.
SAN DIEGO -- DR Systems, one of the most respected names in healthcare information systems, will be exhibiting its e|HR for Meaningful Use solution -- a cloud-based, complete certified electronic health record -- at RSNA 2012.
About Engage: Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), is a health care IT solutions vendor that provides advanced clinical and financial systems, electronic health record and meaningful use services and consulting services for hospitals and physicians throughout the nation.
By integrating functionality that helps physicians qualify for meaningful use incentives into our health information exchange (HIE) service, RelayHealth expands the ability of a health system or community health information organization to deepen their relationship with their physicians and enhance their value to the healthcare of their community as a whole," said Jim Bodenbender, President, RelayHealth Connectivity Solutions.
In addition to being among the first EHRs used to attest under Stage 2, we are also pleased to announce that 98% of MTBC EHR users who leveraged our Meaningful Use coaching program successfully attested under Stage 1," said Stephen Snyder, MTBC President.
Setting up a meaningful use strategy requires some advance work, and the clock is ticking.
We should applaud the administration for putting in place the incentives and penalties that are accelerating the adoption and meaningful use of EHRs.
Among the small number of hospital organizations to complete the attestation process on April 18, the first day in which attestation of the fulfillment of the Stage 1 requirements for meaningful use under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was possible, was the 11-hospital, 24-facility, 4,100-bed Texas Health Resources (THR) integrated system, based in Arlington, Texas.
The beta users also discovered new, meaningful uses for the tool including how to create tasty meals that exclude or substitute key ingredients based on health or dietary choices; reduce food waste by creating dishes around unused ingredients; exploit local or seasonal ingredients to maximize a sustainable farm to table concept; and even teach children about creativity and healthy eating.