Communicating captured information for care coordination
Reporting clinical quality measures and public health information
Introduced in 2013 Advanced clinical process
Clinical decision support
Support for patient access to health information
Transitions in care
Bi-directional communication with public health agencies
Introduced in 2017 Improved outcomes
Achieving improvements in quality, safety, and efficiency
Managing population health
Patient access to self-management tools
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.
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.