"Meaningful Use" Posts

Portrait of Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Meaningful Use Grids: Quick Reference to Navigation

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | February 24, 2011

Most days I typically have my nose buried in either the Meaningful Use or Standards and Certification Criteria final rules (in a majority of cases both) searching for answers to questions I’ve received. Finding the right place quickly often proves to be the most difficult challenge. This led me to look for a way to more efficiently find the relevant parts of the rules. With the help of some of my staff, we developed quick reference grids to accomplish this goal.

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Portrait of Julie Franklin

Resources from ONC on Becoming a Meaningful User of EHRs

Julie Franklin | January 12, 2011

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) want to help you on your journey to becoming a meaningful user of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.  Here are resources about meaningful use, Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, and the EHR certification process to help guide you:

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Portrait of Mat Kendall, M.P.H.

Regional Extension Centers Supporting EHR Adoption

Mat Kendall, M.P.H. | December 14, 2010

The Regional Extension Centers (RECs) located across the country play a critical role in advancing the use of health information technology (health IT). They are charged with guiding some 100,000 health care providers in their efforts to establish and meaningfully use electronic health records in their practices. They offer a variety of services including outreach and education, and on-the-ground assistance.

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