Electronic health records play a critical role in getting to a higher quality, safer, more effective health care system. The release of the final rules on meaningful use and standards and certification mark the official launch of the EHR in this country. Health care providers now have additional funding to support the meaningful use of electronic health records as well as guidelines that can help them implement them in a way that improves care for their patients.
Benefits of Electronic Health Records
Electronic health records and health information exchange can help clinicians provide higher quality and safer care for their patients. By adopting electronic health records in a meaningful way, clinicians can:
MEDICARE AND MEDICAID EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing incentive payments to eligible health care professionals and hospitals who adopt certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use.
Registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs began January 3, 2011.
Check out the resources below from CMS to learn more about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: