Shaping the future
From meaningful use to meaningful user
With the recent release of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, health care providers may feel increasing pressure on their organisations to achieve the stated goals in order to qualify for available incentive dollars.
Providers should focus on four areas – patient engagement, interoperability, clinical decision support, and quality improvement – which harmonise with clinical transformation goals and can help improve quality of care, deliver better clinical outcomes, and improve patient safety while achieving Meaningful Use objectives.
Each of these key areas requires widespread participation and buy-in across clinical, operational, and technical disciplines; as such, they should be embedded into an organisation’s strategic direction and viewed as components of clinical transformation rather than siloed within their implementation efforts.
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