Go to the HealthIT.Gov website for information on Meaningful Use:
Using this website and your reading for this module, answer the following questions:

  • What are the goals of the Meaningful Use program?
  • There are three stages of Meaningful Use. How does each stage build upon the previous one?
  • Choose four of the Meaningful Use Criteria from on the table below, which is from the website:
  • What are some things a healthcare organization can do to meet each criteria that you chose?

Stage 1:

Stage 2:

Stage 3:

Meaningful use criteria focus on:

Meaningful use criteria focus on:

Meaningful use criteria focus on:

Electronically capturing health information in a standardized format

More rigorous health information exchange (HIE)

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

Using that information to track key clinical conditions

Increased requirements for e-prescribing and incorporating lab results

Decision support for national high-priority conditions

Communicating that information for care coordination processes

Electronic transmission of patient care summaries across multiple settings

Patient access to self-management tools

Initiating the reporting of clinical quality measures and public health information

More patient-controlled data

Access to comprehensive patient data through patient-centered HIE

Using information to engage patients and their families in their care

Improving population health