Theresearcher organized a group of study, which noted The Health InformationTechnology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 provided incentivepayments through Medicare and Medicaid for providers who implement electronichealth records (EHR’s). Clinicians oftenhave a difficult time with the use of EHRs. Meaningful use main purpose overallis to improve patient care. Meeting meaningful use is through Stage 1requirements is intended to establish a baseline for capturing data and sharinginformation. It is clear from the abstract of the article that this is nosimple issue. The researcher used evaluations across seven countries receivingcaptured reports from practices. The researchers findings along with HIE staffidentified major themes towards meaningful use. Practices resulted infrustration towards the EHRs limited capabilities for providing the necessaryelectronic patient data and EHR vendor’s limited assistance.
In order to meet stage 1requirements and receive incentives under Medicaid and Medicare, understandingand implementing meaningful use will prolong a long journey towards patient care.The Colorado beacon study provides a comprehensive review, analysis, interviewsof stage 1 and presenting interesting findings through meaningful use. Using avariety of data the researcher demonstrated a number of interesting findings.The title does not necessarily lead you to the content but it is veryinformative.
Overall this article isn’t very straightforward in the beginningand it’s not until the second page that you realize where the article isheaded. In order to have more people be engaged and read the whole article itneeds a new, more concise introduction. Overall it is a good, well writtenarticle with important findings. The piece, when taken as a whole, is relevantto meaningful use stage