Meaningful use is a health information technology (HIT) initiative put forth by the federal government in order to encourage the standardization of electronic health records (EHR) by physicians. With the widespread use of EHRs, physicians can improve patient care while receiving incentives for their practice, reducing errors in data, facilitating the transfer of records and data and sending out e-reminders.
Through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the federal government will make available incentive payments totaling up to $27 billion over 10 years. Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 over five years through Medicare, and $63,750 through Medicaid over the six years that they choose.
To qualify for incentive payments, meaningful use requirements must be met in the following ways:
RSNA informatics solutions and initiatives are designed to make the EHR adoption process easier on you: