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Running Head: MEANINGFUL USE OF NURSE1Meaningful Use of NurseHarjeet DhaliwalNURS 601 BProfessor KueJuly 25, 2019
MEANINGFUL USE OF NURSE2Meaningful Use of NurseTechnology is a vital part of healthcare in today's era. The use of electronic health records(EHRs) is one of the most substantial advancements in healthcare. The meaningful use of nurse is defined as using information from EHRs to improve healthcare delivery (Sewell, 2019). Meaningful use means that EHRs technology is being used in a meaningful way so that the information is shared and exchanged easily and appropriately to improve patient care outcomes (RegisteredNursing.org, 2018). The definition of meaningful use of nurse was finalized on July 2010. The implementation plan of meaningful use of nurse is two-tiered. It contains three stages which include: stage 1 emphases on sharing and capturing the data, stage 2 are about advanced clinical processes, and stage 3 discusses improved clinical outcomes (Sewell, 2019). The providers, critical care hospitals, and other hospitals who are eligible are obligated to meet the beginning stage which is stage 1 to reach outcomes for stage 2. It is required by meaningful use that all EHRs must be certified to validate the interoperability for sending and receiving healthcare data (Sewell, 2019). The concept of meaningful use includes while reducing health discrepancies improving the safety, quality, and efficacy; patients and family’s engagement in health decisions, improving public health and care coordination, also to confirm confidentiality for personal health information (RegisteredNursing.org, 2018). EHRs can help improve patient care outcomes, the financial incentive programs are offered to providers to adopt the EHR use by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The incentive programs are voluntary so the providers and hospitals who adopt them may get a reduction in their Medical/ Medicaid fees (RegisteredNursing.org, 2018). There is a difference between EMR, EHR, and PHR. EMRs are adigital version of paper charts. The information EMRs contain are gathered for and by the
MEANINGFUL USE OF NURSE3clinicians which they use to diagnose and treat the patients. On another hand, EHRs are broader, they contain patient information not only from the primary provider but also from all other clinicians who are involved in patient care. Lastly, PHR encompasses the same kind of information as EHRs like their medical records immunization records, medications, diagnosis, doctor’s information, and medical history but they are designed to be set up, accessed and managed by the patient (HealthIT.gov, 2019). The use of EHR is growing in health care. With this occurrence, the healthcare system is renovating. It is very important for the family nurse practitioner to be aware of the meaningful use program. Family Nurse Practitioner become involved in using EHRs, meaningful use will effect on changing health care systems and inferences related to clinical practice and improved outcomes (Thurston, 2014).

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