Shaping the Future: From Meaningful Use to Meaningful User
Focus on four areas can help improve quality of care and achieve MU objectives
With the recent release of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, health care providers may feel increasing pressure on their organizations 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 harmonize 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 organization’s strategic direction and viewed as components of clinical transformation rather than siloed within their implementation efforts.
Shaping the Future: From meaningful use to meaningful user explains how providers can position themselves to meet current and anticipated Meaningful Use objectives, and derive the greatest possible portfolio of benefits from the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology. This paper:
- Explores the four areas which provider organizations should focus on as they work towards clinical transformation and achieving Meaningful Use.
- Provides smart first steps for an effective patient engagement program, interoperability, clinical decision support, and quality improvement.
- Discusses how to prepare an organization for implementing EHR technology.
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