Carefully timed planning and knowledge of specific challenges makes attestation easily attainable and fosters welcomed acceptance.
Compliance for Meaningful Use Stage 2 is due in 2014. This means healthcare organizations must properly plan and execute necessary changes in an ideal environment – one devoid of pressure and time constraints:
Create platforms and employ Meaningful Use practices at system level, early. You’ll create a culture of data-driven medicine that becomes well established.
Steadily and gradually climb towards Stage 2, eliminating resistance to acceptance and a smoother technical transition.
Stage 2 compliance is focused on advanced clinical processes to improve quality at point of care with better exchange and sharing of electronic information. Improved patient-provider interactions and patient care coordination is a part of Stage 2 in an effort to improve overall healthcare. Engaging patients in their care helps physicians be more effective. The result – better care with more successful outcomes.
How do you achieve better patient coordination and engagement? You need a system that supports easier access to and sharing of health records among all who are involved in patient care. This also supports better accountability, clearing the way to a translucent view of the history behind a patient’s care. When everyone is aware, better care can be given.
Achieving Stage 2 of Meaningful Use is not without challenge. Several steps must be taken to know what’s involved and how it will affect your current operations. Each organization faces its own set of challenges, but reaps its own set of rewards. CDS will be your guide to help identify and address each one.
Create and drive patient engagement through portals.
Introduce clinical decision support interventions promoting Clinical Quality Measures.
Health Information Encryption.
Meaningful Use audits conducted by CMS.
Electronic submission of and hidden tasks associated with an extended list of Clinical Quality Measures.
Stringent eligibility validation for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, considering expanded guidelines on patient volume calculations.
If needed, applying for hardship exception to the 2015 Medicare adjustment.
CDS Consulting understands that the path to Meaningful Use attestation differs for each health care provider. The key to successfully navigate this journey is for providers to partner with an experienced resource. CDS’s experts understand Meaningful Use and your organization’s current status in achieving it. We’ll develop a plan that overcomes challenges to help you deliver the best in patient care.