Electronic communication between clinicians and patients is central to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Several Meaningful Use criteria relate to providing patients with an electronic copy of their health records in a timely fashion.
Clinical Decision Support is one of the criteria needed to demonstrate Meaningful Use and access bonus money from the CMS EHR Incentive Program. Yet, the term is fairly vague, and means different things to different people.
We often get wound up in the details of how a particular Electronic Health Record (EHR) system functions, and how it helps us demonstrate Meaningful Use – so much so that we sometimes take for granted the difficult transition from paper to a digital platform...Continue