Diksha Pathak

Meaningful Use : What & Why?

Meaningful use is an effort led by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). It is an incentive-based program to encourage health providers to adopt electronic records over paper records to achieve interoperability and efficiency in health data exchange.

Definition

The meaningful use consists of 5 main objectives per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1. Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities.
2. Increase patient engagement.
3. Improve care coordination.
4. Expand population and public health.
5. Ensure adequate privacy and security protection for personal health information.

History

Stages of Meaningful Use

Privacy & Security in Health Information Exchange

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