The Role Of Meaningful Use In Nursing Care

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Meaningful use is a set of rules that decide if healthcare providers will receive federal funds from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program or both. Cherry & Jacob (2017) stated, “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the meaningful use of EHR systems for hospital and physician practice settings and provides for financial incentives from the CMS to providers who adopt and use EHRs that meet the meaningful use standards. Meaningful use refers to a complex set of capabilities and standards to be met by EHR use in a series of three stages over several years” (p. 272). Botruff & Stimson stated (2017), “The five guidelines for meaningful use with the EHR are as follows: improve quality, safety,

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