Meaningful use

Meaningful use is a qualification to receive federal funding for health information technology, specifically, the use of electronic health records. According to the provisions of the Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), healthcare organizations that have achieved meaningful use by 2011 will be eligible for incentive payments, and those who have failed to achieve that standard by 2015 may be penalized. 

Stage 1 meaningful use criteria set the baseline for electronic data capture and information sharing. Stage 2 and Stage 3 (expected to be implemented in 2015) will continue to expand on that baseline. Read More »

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