MEANINGFUL USE-STAGE 2
As of today, many “eligible professionals” or EPs, are either actively using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, or are well on their way to incorporating a system into their clinical practice. This is part of the Meaningful Use initiative that we have been hearing about for the last 3 or 4 years.
Now that Meaningful Use Part 2 is upon us, it is not enough to just own and use a certified EHR in your practice. Providers now have to start demonstrating that they are using their EHR in ways that can positively impact the care they are providing to their patients. Stage 2 includes many new objectives to improve patient care through better clinical decision support, care coordination, and patient engagement. There are 17 CORE objectives, and 6 MENU objectives laid out in the Stage 2 requirements plan that we should all examine in detail.
The first CORE objective provides for using computerized order entry (CPOE) for medication, laboratory, and radiology orders. For the radiology order entry element of this objective, Brown’s Medical Imaging can help you incorporate this into your x-ray environment easily and cost effectively.
The third MENU objective states that imaging (x-ray) results must be accessible through the EHR, the electronic health system that you use in your practice. Brown’s Medical Imaging has a solution for you here, as well.
Contact us to find out how we can help you navigate through the Meaningful Use Part 2 requirements related to medical imaging.