CSC report explains EHR certification for meaningful use

Still confused about EHR certification for Stage 1 of the "meaningful use" incentive program? Consulting firm Computer Sciences Corp. boils it down to three main points. First, a product must be certified by an authorized testing body to perform any of the capabilities called for by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. For each measure in the rules for meaningful use, providers must use an EHR certified based on criteria specific to that measure. And for the three "baseline" measures set by CMS for 2011 and 2012, you must keep at least 80 percent of unique patient records with certified EHR technology. Report

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