Data Analytics and Information Governance
XBT Task 2- 3 Annotated Bibliographies
November 2, 2015
Mushtag,F. (2015). Ensuring EHR compliance for Meaningful Use. Health Management Technology, 36(7), 16-17.
In this article Mushtaq is describing how Meaningful Use will improve the data quality of electronic health records. He points out what the requirements of Meaningful Use are and how it is meant to improve the EHR through The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Mushtaq contends that while organizations originally put EHR systems in place to collect data, the market has shifted and health organizations as well as providers have moved more into a value based healthcare environment. He suggests that there are several steps in preparing to become complainant for the requirements for participation through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He states that once you become complainant that EHR’s will provide relevant data, improve patient adherence, access to data that will drive improvements, and higher quality of usable data. He concludes effective compliance data will lead to higher quality of data which will allow physicians to provide better care to their patients.
This article covers the importance of Meaningful Use and its relationship to obtaining quality data and is useful to bringing in or updating the EHR. The information in this article could be used to give the HIM professional ideals about how to make Meaningful Use of data they will be utilizing and maintaining in the EHR. While the article touched on many elements of the requirements, use and benefits of Meaningful Use. It just should be used a basic guidance to understanding the true benefits of Meaningful Use to improve quality data.
Sennett, C. (210). Healthcare Reform: Quality Outcomes Measurement and Reporting. American Health & Drug Benefits...