HIT Meaningful Use


HIT "Meaningful Use" Resources

We know you use EHRs and other technology in ways that are meaningful to your patients and communities. But do you meet the federal requirements of "meaningful use"? The rules governing the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are complex and involve guidance from multiple federal agencies. This website provides descriptive material and links to AHA and external resources to help you make sense of the federal requirements as you continue on the path of EHR adoption and optimization.

Members-only Webinar: Thursday September 11
Final Rule on Modifications to EHR Incentive Program – Greater Flexibility
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Members-Only Webinar Held June 11, 2014
Proposed Rule on Modifications to EHR Incentive Program – Greater Flexibility
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Members-Only Webinar Held on November 19, 2013:
Update on the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Hospitals for Fiscal Year 2014
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Members-Only Webinar Held on October 15, 2013:
Hospital Challenges with the Use of Electronic Health Records to Generate Clinical Quality Measures
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Related Resources

AHA Resources:

- Factsheet: Ensuring the Success of the Meaningful Use Program July 2014
- Regulatory Advisory: Proposed Rule Offers Flexibility on Meeting EHR Meaningful Use In 2014 Members Only 06/02/14
- Regulatory Advisory: CMS and ONC Interim Final Rule on Stage 2 Meaningful Use and 2014 Certification Members Only 12/13/12
- Regulatory Advisory: CMS Final Rule on Meaningful Use of EHRs Members Only 8/13/10
- Overlapping Timelines of ICD-10, Meaningful Use of EHRs, and Health Reform Initiatives Members Only
- Members-Only Conference Call Series: The Effects of Stage 2 Meaningful Use on Hospitals and Physicians Members Only
- Registration and Attestation for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Members Only
- AHA Meaningful Use Overview Chart
- AHA Contracting Guidance Members Only
- Health Care Leader Action Guide on Implementation EHRs
- Medicare EHR Incentive Payment Calculator Members Only

CMS Resources:

- EHR Incentive Program FAQs posted on the CMS website as of 10/15/2013
- CMS’s Proposed Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals
- CMS EHR Incentive Programs
- EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation

ONC Resources:

- Certification and standards regulations
- Certified Health IT Product List
- HealthIT.gov

Other Government Resources:

NIST Test Standards for Implementation & Certification Criteria

HRSA Toolkit links for:
- Rural Providers
- Children's Providers
- Vendor Selection

Case Studies:

- Most Wired

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Send us an email at meaningfuluse@aha.org if you have comments or have meaningful use resources to share.





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