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Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use

Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 1

To aid providers and professionals with the implementation of the Stage 1 meaningful use objectives, the National Learning Consortium presents lessons learned and resources used in the field by the Regional Extension Centers and providers nationwide.

Navigate to a specific objective below for more information on meaningful use Stage 1 for Eligible Professionals:

Legend by domain:

  1. D1

    Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  2. D2

    Engage Patients & Families

  3. D3

    Improve Care Coordination

  4. D4

    Improve Public & Population Health

  5. D5

    Ensure Privacy & Security for Personal Health Information

Core Objectives

  1. Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) for Medication Orders

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  2. Drug Interaction Checks

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  3. Maintain Problem List

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  4. e-Prescribing

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  5. Active Medication List

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  6. Medication Allergy List

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  7. Record Demographics

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  8. Record Vital Signs

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  9. Record Smoking Status

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  10. Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  11. Clinical Decision Support Rule

    D1 - Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency

  12. Electronic Copy of Health Information

    D2 - Engage Patients & Families

  13. Clinical Summaries

    D2 - Engage Patients & Families

  14. Electronic Exchange of Clinical Information

    D3 - Improve Care Coordination

  15. Protect Electronic Health Information

    D5 - Ensure Privacy and Security for Personal Health Information