Announcing the 2014 Meaningful Use Objectives Quick Reference Grids
Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Elizabeth S. Holland | November 6, 2012
Almost 2 years ago, ONC released meaningful use quick reference grids to capture—in one place—how meaningful use Stage 1 objectives and measures correlated with adopted 2011 Edition EHR certification criteria. We’re pleased to announce the 2014 versions of these grids, which are back by popular demand, and posted on HealthIT.gov (look under the “ONC Resources” heading).
2014 Meaningful Use Quick Reference Grids
This time around, because there are two meaningful use stages to which the single set of
2014 Edition EHR certification criteria apply, there are, you guessed it, two quick reference grids:
- Stage 1 objectives and measures linked to 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria [PDF – 445 KB]
- Stage 2 objectives and measures linked to 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria [PDF – 510 KB]
Similar to the “original,” each meaningful use quick reference grid follows the same format:
- The first two columns reference meaningful use objectives and measures and serve as the anchor around which the rest of the grid is organized.
- The asterisks to the left of the objectives listed indicate whether the meaningful use objective is applicable to eligible professionals (EPs) only, eligible hospitals (EH) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) only, or all of the above.
- The core set objectives and measures are listed first followed by the menu set objectives and measures.
- The third and forth columns reference the certification criteria that correlate with each meaningful use objective and measure, and the standard(s) and implementation specifications referred to by each certification criterion, where applicable.
I hope you find these meaningful use objectives quick reference grids as useful (and hopefully timesaving) as we do.
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