Theresearcher organized a group of study, which noted The Health InformationTechnology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 provided incentivepayments through Medicare and Medicaid providers who implement electronichealth records (EHR’s).
This type of system has helped healthcare providers,hospitals and other ambulatory institutions extract data from a patient’s chartto help expedite clinical diagnosis and providing necessary care. With the implementation of HER’sclinicians many times have a difficult time adjusting to the system. Meaningful use main purpose overall is toimprove patient care. Meeting meaningful use is through Stage 1 requirements isintended to establish a baseline for capturing data and sharing information. Itis clear from the abstract of the article that this is no simple issue. The researcherused evaluations across seven countries receiving captured reports frompractices. The researchers findings along with HIE staff identified majorthemes towards meaningful use.
Practices resulted in frustration towards theEHRs limited capabilities for providing the necessary electronic patient dataand EHR vendor’s limited assistance. In order to meet stage 1requirements and receive incentives under Medicaid and Medicare, understandingand implementing meaningful use will prolong a long journey towards patient care.The Colorado beacon study provided a comprehensive review, analysis, interviewsof stage 1 and presenting interesting findings.
Using a variety of data theresearcher demonstrated a number of interesting findings. It is understood thatclinicians do not overall enjoy the perks of EHR’s but are willing toimplement. The title does not necessarily lead you to the content but it isvery informative.
Overall this article isn’t very straightforward in thebeginning and it’s not until the second page that you realize where the articleis headed. In order to have more people be engaged and read the whole articleit needs a new, more concise introduction. Overall it is a good, well writtenarticle with important findings. The piece, when taken as a whole, is relevantto meaningful use.