The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. The EHR automates and streamlines the clinician’s workflow. The EHR has the ability to generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter – as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly via interface – including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 specifies three main components of Meaningful Use:
- The use of a certified EHR in a meaningful manner, such as e-prescribing.
- The use of certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care.
- The use of certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures.
Simply put, “meaningful use” means providers need to show they’re using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in quantity.
Many companies offer software that provide the means to obtain “Meaningful use”. In the ever changing world of this concept, having a company that adapts to the latest trends and assures compliance with all applicable laws is essential. Given the rapid change we are experiencing, costs are an enormous factor in making a decision. Using a company that provides the Electronic Health Record, Practice Management software, Scheduling, and consulting services for a single fee, without ever having to pay for software upgrades, is rare. This is exactly what you get with the WeTreatFeet Group.