Meaningful Use | Stage 1

Core Objectives EP must complete 13 core objectives

Menu Objectives EP must complete 5 objectives out of 9 from menu set

* At least 1 public health objective must be selected.

Meaningful Use | Modified Stage 2

Objectives EP must complete 10 objectives, including one consolidated public health reporting objective.

* EPs must meet two public health measures in 2016 and 2017.

Meaningful Use

Meaningful use is using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to:

  • Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
  • Engage patients and family
  • Improve care coordination, and population and public health
  • Maintain privacy and security of patient health information

Ultimately, it is hoped that the meaningful use compliance will result in:

  • Better clinical outcomes
  • Improved population health outcomes
  • Increased transparency and efficiency
  • Empowered individuals
  • More robust research data on health systems

Meaningful use sets specific objectives that eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals must achieve to qualify for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs .