Electronic Health Records And Meaningful Use

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Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use Marcia McPhee MIS 567 Keller School of Management Dr. Cohen Table of Content Cover Page………………………………………………………………………. 1 Table of Content ………………………………………………………………… 2 Introduction ……………………………………………………………………… 3 Body ……………………………………………………………………………… Solution …………………………………………………………………………... Summary …………………………………………………………………………. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………… Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………… Introduction According to HealthIt.gov (2014) Meaningful Use (MU) is defined as a “certified electronic health record that helps improve patient quality; safety; efficiency and reduces health gaps; engage patients and…show more content…
ARRA, cosigned the HITREC (Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center) focal point on healthcare, which includes monetary incentives, grants and loans funding, promotion of HIT all through Medicaid and Medicare. By applying and maintain HIT standards, these acts were designed to improve the quality, efficiency, safety and security/privacy within healthcare. The grant and loan portion of the MU act assist in the following areas of HIT: research to strengthen the HIT foundation, applications, Regional Extension Centers and lastly assist physicians and hospitals with adopting certified EMR/EHR technology by using “meaningfully through the socialized medicine providers Medicare and Medicaid (Meaningful Use: A Summary History, 2011). Many physicians are saying that they are facing an uphill battle such as loosing thousands of dollars during the attestation process due to the strict criteria set by CMS. Attestation in an EMR/EHR setting is defined as: “A process that documents that an organization or individual has successfully demonstrated meaningful use and is successfully fulfilling the requirements for electronic health records and related technology.” (HealthIT, 2014). In the beginning, MU implementation had many excuses hampering the ability of many physicians to achieve the attestation process such as: “Time-consuming data entry, User Interfaces that do not match clinical workflow, Interference
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