Download this event overview to learn what you missed at FCW’s Face-to-Face event held on September 17th in Washington, DC.
As the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology and agencies work to ensure medical providers have successful digital records capabilities, they are relying heavily on IT to make it happen.
This event overview will explore the changing environment for meaningful use, integrating legacy systems with next-generation technologies and discuss the latest developments surrounding the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), including understanding best practices, maximizing opportunities and confidently addressing comprehensive challenges on the horizon.
Introduced as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, meaningful use encourages providers to create certified EHRs and infrastructure to support optimum patient care. The four main objectives of meaningful use are:
- Improve quality, safety and efficiency and reduce health disparities
- Engage patients and family
- Improve care coordination, and population and public health
- Maintain privacy and security of patient health information
Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for meeting meaningful use objectives over time, with increasing requirements throughout three phases.