General Information: Meaningful Use
Meaningful use of health information technology is an umbrella term for rules and regulations that hospitals and physicians must meet to qualify for federal incentive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ARRA authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide reimbursement incentives for eligible professionals and hospitals that meet meaningful use criteria along the road to becoming "meaningful users" of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. This includes using an EHR for functions that both improve and demonstrate the quality of care, such as e-prescribing, electronic exchange of health information, and submission of quality measures to CMS. If there are any general questions related to Meaningful use, please contact Lorrin Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chief of Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development. Committee.