Seeing Synergy

Seeing Synergy: Aligning Meaningful Use measures with Accreditation Standards

For many providers who otherwise meet eligibility criteria for participation in electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs, there can be a nagging concern that halts steps toward system implementation. They worry that the efforts needed to qualify for EHR Meaningful Use incentive dollars will somehow “cost” more than they are worth in clinical time, effort, or service productivity, or that these measures could conflict with other critical operating standards, such as JCAHO or CARF behavioral health program accreditation requirements, resulting in more, rather than less efficiency.

In a recent webinar, two compliance professionals from provider organizations teamed with Mary Givens, Meaningful Use program manager for webinar sponsor Qualifacts to discuss whether and how the data gathering and patient service processes required to meet accreditation standards might serve to meet Meaningful Use measures as well.

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