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Meaningful Use – Clinical Care Redesign

Stage 1 - Data Capture and Sharing

Introduced in 2011

  • Capturing health information in a coded format
  • Communicating captured information for care coordination
  • Reporting clinical quality measures and public health information

Stage 2 - Advanced Clinical Process

Introduced in 2013

  • Clinical decision support
  • Disease management
  • Support for patient access to health information
  • Transitions in care
  • Quality measurement
  • Research
  • Bi-directional communication with public health agencies

Stage 3 - Improved Outcomes

Introduced in 2017

  • Achieving improvements in quality, safety, and efficiency
  • Managing population health
  • Patient access to self-management tools

The Challenge

If designed well, electronic health records can enable care teams to provide evidence-based and well coordinated care. The Meaningful Use legislation that was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has challenged providers to meet basic electronic health record use-standards.

Our Solution

The health enhancing goals of the Meaningful Use program include improving the quality and safety of care while reducing disparities; engaging patients and families in their care; promoting public and population health; improving care coordination, and promoting the privacy and security of patient information. At the Brigham, we strive not only to achieve the Meaningful Use requirements, as regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, but also to use our electronic health record to truly improve care for our patients.

Results to date

Over 99% of Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization eligible providers achieved the federal government’s definition of Meaningful Use in 2015.

Read more about Meaningful Use here.


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