EHRs - Meaningful Use

Using electronic health records to improve health and health care beyond meaningful use requirements.

We know hospitals use EHRs and other technology in ways that are meaningful to patients and communities. But the rules governing the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive and Quality Payment Programs are complex and involve guidance from multiple federal agencies.

This webpage provides descriptive material and links to AHA and external resources to help make sense of the federal requirements to support optimal use of the EHR. Also available are resources on hospital and health system use of EHRs and other health information technology to improve care and engage patients.

Related Resources

Special Bulletin
Member
Please see the AHA Special Bulletin for a summary of the rule, including key takeaways for hospital and health system leaders, as well as AHA’s reaction.
Letter
Public
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2019.
Testimony
Public
AHA statement before the Senate Finance Committee on "Rural Health Care in America: Challenges and Opportunities."
Special Bulletin
Member
The CMS April 24 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital PPS proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Guides/Reports
This is the second in a series of issue briefs highlighting data from the 2016 AHA Annual Survey Information Technology (IT) Supplement for community hospitals…
Guides/Reports
This is the first in a series of issue briefs highlighting data from the 2016 AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement for community hospitals…