04. August 2013 · Comments Off on What is Meaningful Use? From Healthcare IT.gov · Categories: Uncategorized

Meaningful use is the set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs that governs the use of electronic health records and allows eligible providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria. 

The goal of meaningful use is to promote the spread of electronic health records to improve health care in the United States.

The benefits of the meaningful use of EHRs include:

1http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/meaningful-use

.For details about the incentive programs, visit the CMS website.

 

04. August 2013 · Comments Off on Electronic Medical Records Go Largely Unused: Survey (WSJ article) · Categories: Uncategorized

Clint Boulton from the WSJ writes about a study that finds that only 24% of consumers are using electronic medical records systems.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states that 80% of eligible hospitals have adopted EMRs. To read the full article, click on the link below:

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/08/02/electronic-medical-records-go-largely-unused-survey/