Meaningful Use Law

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Meaningful Use law TABLE OF CONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION v BODY v Stage 1: Data Capture and Sharing v Stage 2: Advance Clinical Processes v HIE: Stage 2, the Big Part of Stage 2 v Stage 3: Improve Outcomes v How the System Will Work in the Future: The Whole Process v CONCLUSION v REFERENCES v INTRODUCTION Meaningful Use Law is changing the landscape of health care in America. It is a revolutionary law that going to impact health care delivery, use and payment systems. This law is Americas answer for the future of health care and its purpose is to make health care better…show more content…
There are many great benefits of EMR and Meaningful Use will exploit all of those benefits and provides the guidelines around which EMR technology will be used and developed. The biggest benefit of EMR is complete and accurate information. “With electronic health records, providers have the information they need to provide the best possible care. Providers will know more about their patients and their health history before they walk into the examination room.” (Meaningful Use, 2013) The next major benefit is the way that health information is accessed and how fast it can be exchanged between health care and insurance providers, patients and other parties. “Electronic health records facilitate greater access to the information providers need to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients. Electronic health records also allow information to be shared more easily among doctors' offices, hospitals, and across health systems, leading to better coordination of care.” (Meaningful Use, 2013) The last benefit of EMR, as outlined by Menaingful Use, is patient empowerment. This is perhaps the most revolutionary part of the law. Today’s health care landscape does not give a lot of power to the patient but this is going to change sooner than later. “Electronic health records will help empower patients to take…show more content…
This allows for easy decisions to be made by doctors and patients when procedures need to be done and help to better predict the outcomes. “Communicating that information for care coordination processes.” (Meaningful Use, 2013) This part of the process seems so simple but is one of the major drivers of Meaningful Use. Exchanging paper information takes a lot of time, is inaccurate and waste time and money. EMR will be transferred with the click of a mouse, will be complete and accurate. This will also allow for more patient interaction in the health care process. The fourth objective is “Initiating the reporting of clinical quality measures and public health information.” (Meaningful Use, 2013) The more reports are generated the fewer mistakes will be made and better decisions will be made. Outcomes will be easier to predict which will help cut down on long recovery periods and saves

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