Meaningful Use Involving the CMS Website

Meaningful Use Involving the CMS Website

Go to the HealthIT.Gov website for information on Meaningful Use:
https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/meaningful-use-definition-objectives
Using this website and your reading for this module, answer the following questions:

  • What are the goals of the Meaningful Use program?
  • There are three stages of Meaningful Use. How does each stage build upon the previous one?
  • Choose four of the Meaningful Use Criteria from on the table below, which is from the website: https://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/how-attain-meaningful-use
  • What are some things a healthcare organization can do to meet each criteria that you chose?
Stage 1: Stage 2: Stage 3:
Meaningful use criteria focus on: Meaningful use criteria focus on: Meaningful use criteria focus on:
Electronically capturing health information in a standardized format More rigorous health information exchange (HIE) Improving quality, safety, and efficiency, leading to improved health outcomes
Using that information to track key clinical conditions Increased requirements for e-prescribing and incorporating lab results Decision support for national high-priority conditions
Communicating that information for care coordination processes Electronic transmission of patient care summaries across multiple settings Patient access to self-management tools
Initiating the reporting of clinical quality measures and public health information More patient-controlled data Access to comprehensive patient data through patient-centered HIE
Using information to engage patients and their families in their care Improving population health