Meaningful Use For Nurses

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Meaningful Use for Nurses To provide a positive impact on the lives of patients (Fuchs, 2014) based on the care that was rendered to them, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented an incentive program in the year of 2011 and provided bonuses to eligible providers (EP) that displayed a meaningful aspect by way of technology, by using electronic health records (EHR). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the Meaningful Use program and an analysis of the implications for nurses. Also, in this paper additional recommendations for Meaningful Use will be discussed.
Overview of Meaningful Use Aforementioned, in 2011 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services EHR incentive program for meaningful use was started. According to Gialanella (2015), this particular program was initiated as a direct result of a federal policy that was passed in the year of 2009, called the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The purpose of Meaningful Use stated Chin and Sakuda (2012) to “better the health of patients, better healthcare in general, and better the value of healthcare”. Based on the ideas of Chin and Sakuda (2012) the concept was considered as the 3Bs to be “societal, ethical, and fiscal imperatives”. With the implementation of electronic health records, CMS considered this to be as act of meaningful use of which was set to” improve and reduce the major line of demarcation in healthcare, as well as…
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