As the manager of the CTU Health Care information systems department, you are aware of the meaningful use core measure standards that all eligible professionals (EPs) and health care organizations (HCOs) must meet to receive monetary incentives set forth by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. To meet the HITECH meaningful use core measures, EPs and HCOs must implement certified electronic health records (EHRs) to gain incentives. To meet the criteria for meaningful use all EPs and HCOs must implement certified EHR.
Complete the following:
Discuss 2 key elements of certified EHRs, and discuss stage 1 meaningful use core objectives criteria as they relate to clinical applications.