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The Importance Of Meaningful Use (MU)

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Meaningful Use (MU) is a specific type of incentive program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This incentive program is used to encourage the implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT). The goal is to offset financial burdens to Eligible Professional’s (EP) implementing an EHR. Thus, ensuring HIT, in the form of an EHR, continuously progresses the ARRA mandate forward. Utilization of the EHR in a meaningful way, such as health information exchange allows for improved quality of patient care. MU Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) requires qualitative data collection. Thus, allowing a consistent data collection process for analyzing and determining compliance rates, per measure. Capturing the CQM lends many nurses
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