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Meaningful Use - Overview
"Meaningful Use" has become one of the most frequently used terms in the healthcare industry since the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) was enacted on February 17, 2009. ARRA includes many measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, one of which is the "Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act". The HITECH Act promotes the utilization of Electronic Health Records - Meaningful Use (EHR-MU). This endeavor, which is led by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), governs the use of Electronic Health Records, and enables Eligible Professionals (EPs) or Eligible Hospitals (EHs), who can demonstrate that they have engaged in efforts to adopt, implement or upgrade certified EHR technology to earn incentive payments by meeting specific objectives (goals) and measures (criteria).
Meaningful Use is defined by the use of certified EHR technology in a meaningful manner (for example electronic prescribing); ensuring that the certified EHR technology is connected in a manner that provides for the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of care; and submitting to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) information on quality of care and other measures. Clinical Quality Measures as related to the EHR Incentive Programs consist of measures of processes, experience, and/or outcomes of patient care, observations or treatment that relate to one or more quality aims for health care such as effective, safe, efficient, patient centered, equitable, and timely care.
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