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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 20, 2013

Making EHR Use Meaningful

JAMA. 2013;310(19):2032. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281098

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.