Meaningful Use is part of the HITECH Act Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act•Investing $20 billion in health information technology• Saving $10 billion, through care coordination, reductions in medical errors and duplicative care.• Strengthening Federal privacy and security law to protect health information
Why Use Certified Electronic Health Records (EHR)• Capture accurate and complete health information to provide the best possible care.• Better coordination and sharing of health information.• Safer care at a lower cost – diagnose problems sooner and reduce medical errors.
The Priorities of Meaningful Use 1. Increase 22. Engage quality, safety, patients and efficiency, and families reduce health disparities 4. Improve 3. Improve population care healthcoordination 5. Ensure privacy and security protections
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