researcher organized a group of study, which noted The Health Information
Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 provided incentive
payments through Medicare and Medicaid providers who implement electronic
health records (EHR’s). This type of system has helped healthcare
providers, hospitals and other ambulatory institutions extract data from a
patient’s chart to help expedite clinical diagnosis and providing necessary
care. With the implementation of EHR’s clinicians
many times have a difficult time adjusting to the system.
meaningful use is through Stage 1 requirements is intended to establish a
baseline for capturing data and sharing information. It is clear from the
abstract of the article that this is no simple issue. The researcher used
evaluations across seven countries receiving captured reports from practices.
The researchers findings along with HIE staff identified major themes towards
meaningful use. Practices resulted in frustration towards the EHRs limited capabilities
for providing the necessary electronic patient data and EHR vendor’s limited
In order to meet stage 1
requirements and receive incentives under Medicaid and Medicare, understanding
and implementing meaningful use will prolong a long journey towards patient care.
The Colorado beacon study provides a comprehensive review, analysis, interviews
of stage 1 and presenting interesting findings through meaningful use. Using a
variety of data the researcher demonstrated a number of interesting findings.
The title does not necessarily lead you to the content but it is very
informative. Overall this article isn’t very straightforward in the beginning
and it’s not until the second page that you realize where the article is
headed. In order to have more people be engaged and read the whole article it
needs a new, more concise introduction. Overall it is a good, well written
article with important findings. The piece, when taken as a whole, is relevant
to meaningful use stage