Meaningful Use Of EHR System Analysis

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To qualify for these incentives, physicians have to prove they have achieved a “meaningful use” of an EHR system. “Meaningful use” refers to attaining three EHR system components: (1) using an EHR system that possesses e-prescribing capability, which attains existing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) standards (e.g. physicians are already e-prescribing using federally-accepted standards); (2) connectivity with other health care providers to enhance access to the comprehensive view of a patient’s health history (e.g. using computerized workstations to determine medical history of the patient without having to ask past doctors for health care history and assessment); and (3) the ability to report their use of an EHR system to
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