A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use: Leverage Your EHR to Redesign Workflows and Improve Outcomes

A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use is intended for primary care physicians seeking to overcome barriers found in Stage 1 and plan for Stage 2 and 3 reporting.Professionals working in regional extension centers or quality improvement organizations can use A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use to guide physician practices through Meaningful Use attestation.Health information management professionals and students will find its instructions helpful in understanding EHRs.It is a resource that offers a roadmap for clinical quality improvement and patient-caregiver engagement in the care decision process by:Challenging readers to approach their workflow redesign with the goal of providing the most effective patient care, not merely to only meet a vendor's application designPutting patient engagement data to practical use in business and clinical decisions and in staff engagement in the data entry and quality improvement processesDemonstrating how physicians can leverage meaningful use to strengthen their practice, not just meet the Meaningful Use criteria