Top 10 Stage 1 Meaningful Use Challenges for Eligible Professionals

Published by Falls Church, VA based Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) – A new report(.pdf) lists the top ten challenges that practices must address to meet Stage 1 meaningful use criteria.

Authors: Walt Zywiak, Jane Metzger, Michele Mann describe the following 10 challenges:

  1. Capture the Data
  2. Establish Effective Workflows to Reinforce Data Entry (Including Medication Reconciliation)
  3. Drive Provider Involvement in Adoption of the EHR
  4. Computer-Based Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
  5. Start E-Prescribing — as Soon as Possible
  6. Develop a Process for Managing Clinical Decision Support (CDS)
  7. Implement Patient Health Information Exchange Workflows
  8. Formulate a Provider Health Information Exchange Strategy
  9. Ensure Privacy and Security Compliance
  10. Initiate EHR-Based Quality Performance Measurement Support

According to Zywiak, Metzger and Mann, the bottom line is as follows:

  1. As a means for realizing incentives most providers and practices cannot afford to overlook, [Meaningful Use] stands to initiate a momentum of EHR adoption in the U.S. that has been overdue for decades; and
  2. Physicians must avoid shortsighted solutions when meeting Stage 1 challenges and keep an eye on the future [Stage 2 and 3 requirements]

To read the full report, click here


(This post is the personal opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP does not endorse a specific EHR brand or product and ACP makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein.)


One response to "Top 10 Stage 1 Meaningful Use Challenges for Eligible Professionals"
  • August 29, 2016

    this is really great to see the list Top 10 Stage 1 Meaningful Use Challenges for Eligible Professionals. Thanks for the awesome share :)

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