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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Meaningful Use (MU) was first established in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 as a voluntary program for hospitals and physicians using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.
Pediatricians are adopting electronic health records, but getting access to financial incentives from the meaningful use incentive program remains a challenge.
This is an important year for radiology and meaningful use.
United States healthcare providers cited meaningful use as one of their primary areas of focus through U2014, according to HIMSS.
Aggregating and analyzing this type of qualitative data, and supplementing it with existing subscription and survey data, will reduce the subjectivity inherent in identifying what constitutes a meaningful use of broadband.
Nationwide, CMIOs in every type of hospital organization are developing strategies for leading their clinical IT, and administrative colleagues forward through the complex area of quality data reporting under meaningful use.
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.
ATLANTA -- RelayHealth's RelayClinical[TM] Platform has received EHR modular certification -- deeming the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify 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.
It's a technique to move through technology adoption in degrees to find its more meaningful uses.
The center will continue to advocate approaches to minimize the negative consequences of this requirement and advocate for more practical and meaningful uses of the SEC's resources.
More initiatives have ensued, such as the ''Big Data Initiative,'' which was announced in March 2012, with $200 million investments for research and development by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health (1000 Genomes Project data on the Cloud), the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense (Data to Decisions project) to leverage advances in computing technology and create meaningful uses for the overabundance of digital data in all areas of science and technology.