About Meaningful Use
Take your EHR to the limit
Meaningful use is more than knowing how to use software. It is redesigning your workflows to maximize the EHR functionalities that support better clinical decision-making and make your practice more efficient. It also is using the data you collect to coordinate care and to improve patient outcomes.
To attain meaningful use, physicians must meet 15 core objectives and 5 objectives that they select from a “menu” of additional objectives. Elements of Stage 1 Meaningful Use for physicians include: utilizing drug interaction alerts, recording patient demographics, maintaining an up-to-date problem list, using computerized physician order entry, e-prescribing and reporting clinical quality data.