New Guidance for Electronic Health Records

CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator recently announced the proposed rule governing Meaningful Use Stage 2. Meaningful Use is the use of Electronic Health Record technology to improve the quality of patient care in measurable ways.
  • A Reform in Action brief finds that physician practices using EHRs had higher quality care and greater improvement in diabetes care than practices using paper-based records.
  • An RWJF two-page brief examines how Health Information Technology (HIT) can improve quality of care.
  • RWJF's Project HealthDesign has comments on the proposed stage 2 meaningful use rule.
  • An RWJF/Health Affairs brief looks at the first set of EHR standards, designed to ensure that the systems are secure and reliable.