Chart(x) E.H.R. 3.0

Hitech Act Description

Meaningful Use: HITECH Act Description
The Recovery Act specifies the following 3 components of Meaningful Use:
o     Use of a certified E.H.R. in a meaningful manner (ex: e-prescribing).
o     Use of a certified E.H.R. technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care.
o     Use of a certified E.H.R. technology to submit clinical quality measure (CQM) and other such measures selected by the Secretary of HHS.
Conceptual Approach to Meaningful Use
Meaningful Use: Basic Overview
ยท     Stage 1 (2011 and 2012)
o     To meet certain objectives/measures, 80% of patients must have records in the certified E.H.R. technology.
o     EPs have to report on 20 of 25 MU objectives.
o     Reporting Period: 90 days for first year, one year subsequently.

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