Important Stage 1 Changes

Meaningful Use Stage 1 requirements have changed for 2013 and the expanded definition of a Medicaid Encounter is enabling increased EHR Incentive Program eligibility. 

Stage 1 changes impact the following areas:

  • Computerized Provider Order Entry
  • Record Vital Signs
  • E-prescribing
  • Electronic exchange of key clinical information
  • Reporting Clinical Quality Measures (CQM’s)
  • Meaningful use for public health objectives

The changes improve and refine the exchange of clinical information among varied health care information systems, while maintaining the meaning of the information being exchanged, regardless of provider affiliation, location or differences in technology.