A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use: Leverage Your EHR to Redesign Workflows and Improve Outcomes provides details on Stages 1 and 2 of Meaningful Use requirements (with early guidance on Stage 3), Meaningful Use gap analysis guidance and electronic health records (EHRs).
A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use is intended for primary care physicians seeking to overcome barriers found in Stage 1 and plan for Stage 2 and 3 reporting.
Professionals working in regional extension centers or quality improvement organizations can use A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use to guide physician practices through Meaningful Use attestation.
Health information management professionals and students will find its instructions helpful in understanding EHRs.
It is a resource that offers a roadmap for clinical quality improvement and patient-caregiver engagement in the care decision process by:
- Challenging readers to approach their workflow redesign with the goal of providing the most effective patient care, not merely to only meet a vendor's application design
- Putting patient engagement data to practical use in business and clinical decisions and in staff engagement in the data entry and quality improvement processes
- Demonstrating how physicians can leverage meaningful use to strengthen their practice, not just meet the Meaningful Use criteria
A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use is authored by professionals with years of experience managing the implementation of EHR projects and data builds, creating policies and procedures and advising medical colleagues on EHR. It features:
- Meaningful Use gap analysis guidance
- Tested workflow analysis and redesign measures, including workflow designs that can be customized for the physician practice setting and specific staff roles
- Documentation requirements
- Tactics for handling CMS inquiries into data reporting barriers
- Benchmarks for EHR vendor applications and training components
- Information on EHR incentive programs
- Sample forms, checklists and charts (available for download)
- Lists of helpful websites and additional resources
About the Authors
In creating this book for you, the authors leveraged lessons learned from years of implementation project management, consensus building, data builds and management, policy making, and weekend calls from physicians trying to make sense of their newly installed EHR. A Guides to Achieving Meaningful Use places their sage advice and insight in your hands.
Helga Rippen, MD, PhD, MPH, spent time as a senior advisor for HIT for the Secretary's office at the US Department of Health and Human Services and served as one of the original architects of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for HIT. Read more about Dr. Rippen
Denise M. Scott, MM, RN-BC, is one of four lead content designers for ONC's EHR Implementation Book Camp and co-creator of a virtual class on workflow design, educating Regional Extension Center staff across the United States. Read more about Ms. Scott
Carolyn P. Hartley, MLA, provides coaching and subject matter expertise to ONC's Vendor Selection and Management Communities of Practice, and she serve with Ms. Scott as a lead content designer for ONC's EHR Implementation Boot Camp. Read more about Ms. Hartley