This module discussed national priorities for health care and how meaningful use strategies could help move these efforts forward. For this discussion, in 250 words or more:
- Explain meaningful use and the implementation stages of meaningful use.
- Discuss how meaningful use and patient portals have or can directly help you and your family achieve more positive health outcomes.
- Discuss how meaningful use can promote public health?
For this discussion, you will need to post your initial thread before you will be able to see the posts of other students.
resources from this week –
You may have heard the term “Meaningful Use” in your workplace. It can seem somewhat vague but may be applied in many different ways. Historically, many organizations collect lots of information (data), and then most of it is never used. If data is not used, why collect it? If people know the information is not being used, they take less care to enter accurate information. It is costly to gather and enter into a data system. People typically do not like filling out the same information over and over again. Finally, it could be a liability if the information was gathered but not acted upon, and a patient was harmed unnecessarily.
In health care, the federal government has been pushing for new, better data systems that may be used by all stakeholders to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care and reduce costs.
What is Meaningful Use? (5:12)
The following resources provide a more detailed overview of Meaningful Use, and how it is to be used. Focus on the main page: