HITECH Act and Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use

ARRA authorizes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide payment incentives to eligible providers and hospitals to meaningfully use electronic health records (EHR) and systems from 2011-2015.

New ASTHO Survey on Meaningful Use Readiness
Results from a survey of state and territorial public health agencies to assess readiness to implement Stage 1 meaningful use objectives.

ASTHO Rule Summary on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record Information and Public Health

ASTHO Table on Incentives, Standards and Implementation Guides for Public Health Meaningful Use Objectives

CMS Summary Slides on the Implementation of the Meaningful Use Incentive Programs (external site)

Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology Final Rule (external site)

Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce Meaningful Use Action Plan

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Final Rule (external site)

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and CMS Release Meaningful Use Criteria. Includes Immunization, Laboratory and Syndromic Surveillance Reporting to Public Health (external site)

HIMSS Meaningful Use OneSource (external site)
A comprehensive resource of documents, tools, and links on meaningful use.