Physicians who use electronic health records (EHRs) that meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services “meaningful use” criteria appear more likely to reap cost savings and improve confidentiality than physicians whose EHR systems don’t meet the criteria.
The findings are from a survey of 1793 office-based physicians reported in a recent data brief from the National Center for Health Statistics. Meaningful use criteria are objectives developed to help physicians provide efficient, safe, high-quality care and reduce health care disparities.
Making EHR Use Meaningful. JAMA. 2013;310(19):2032. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281098