Electronic health records and their developers are reaching farther in more “meaningful” ways, incorporating extensive, additional perks and implements into their systems to ensure provider compliance across the board.
So exist the latest efforts made by AmericanEHR Partners (founded in part by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies), in which meaningful use (MU) attestation data — courtesy of HealthData.gov — has been directly infused within the resource’s EHR products to allow clinicians to compare 444 models that are achieving MU as well as corresponding satisfactory ratings.
“AmericanEHR.com now displays the most current EHR attestation data available in an easy-to-read format,” said Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, who leads ACP’s Division of Medical Practice, in a news release. “By using an advanced meaningful use attestation search tool, users can now filter results by attestation year, state, specialty, program [Medicare or Medicaid], product setting [ambulatory or inpatient], provider type [EP or hospital], product classification [complete EHR or modular EHR] or by specific EHR product.”
The attestations should prove especially useful for providers to employ in conjunction with EHR incentive programs if they intend to adopt a system for the first time or migrate to another interface. Those who have already locked themselves into a specific EHR can use the data points to monitor how successful their product is at achieving MU when compared to others.
Explore more of the AmericanEHR Partners attestation initiative here.