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Four Patient Engagement Clauses in Meaningful Use to Pay Attention To

There seems to be no letup in the barrage of healthcare reforms that providers are facing in the US today. Leading the charge is the CMS and the ONC, both working tirelessly to capture and demonstrate the valuable part information technology can and should play in the healthcare sector.

Engaging the Challenges of Meaningful Use Rules and Regulations

Although most experts predict that the long-term benefits of the structure provided by the Meaningful Use program will be obvious, the guidelines have not been introduced without creating some significant challenges for healthcare providers, especially with regards to patient engagement.

Patient Engagement Challenges in Meaningful Use

It is anticipated that Stage 3 requirements of patient engagement will dramatically raise the benchmark to 25%. Raising participation to 25% is a significant challenge, especially given that most providers are still struggling to meet the current 5% participation required to qualify for Stage 2 incentives.