Meaningful Use

What is Meaningful Use?

More than just an incentive program designed to improve payment models and reporting, meaningful use creates an opportunity to use technology to transform the patient and physician experience. PWeR offers a proven combination of technology, education and experience to help providers deliver quality care and engage with patients

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The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have been divided into three different stages. Stage 1 focuses on data capture and sharing, Stage 2 focuses on advanced clinical processes, and Stage 3 focuses on improved outcomes.


Stage 1:
Data Capture & Sharing

                                     Initiating the reporting of clinical quality measures and public health information.

Communicating that information for care coordination processes.

Electronically capturing health information in a standardized format.

Using that information to track key clinical conditions.


Stage 2:
Advanced Clinical Processes

Electronic transmission of patient care summaries across multiple settings.

More rigorous health information exchange (HIE).

More patient-controlled data.


Stage 3:
Improved Outcomes

Patient access to self-management tools.

Improving quality, safety, and efficiency, leading to improved health outcomes.

Patient access to self-management tools.

Resources from
2016 Program Requirements (web page)

Eligible Professional EHR Incentive Program Objectives and Measures for 2015 (PDF Download)

EHR Incentive Programs: 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) Overview (PDF Download)

Security Risk Analysis Tip Sheet: Protect Patient Health Information (PDF Download)