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  • MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 2: EVOLVING HEALTHCARE PRACTICE AND SYSTEMS FOR BETTER CLINICAL DECISIONS

    Posted by CitiusTech Meaningful Use Team on May 20, 2012

    Meaningful Use Stage 1 was more about implementing systems and processes capturing and reporting clinical data in electronic format. However, the recent measures proposed by CMS for Stage 2 seem to a more evolutionary objective.

    As part of Stage 2 reforms, hospitals and physicians are expected to evolve practices and systems, that were set up for Stage 1 compliance, to meet three primary objectives:

    • Improve quality of healthcare services at point-of care

    • Exchange information among various healthcare stakeholders in a structured format

    • Expand the scope of healthcare IT measures to cover the full array of clinical requirements

       

    From the course that Meaningful Use reporting norms have taken to date, we also get a sense of the probable "roadmap” for Stage 3 reforms, when those arrive.

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