Meaningful Use - Previous Years
Public Health Meaningful Use - Previous Years Requirement
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 specifies three main components of Meaningful Use:
- 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.
- The use of a certified EHR in a meaningful manner, such as e-prescribing.
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.
To qualify and receive Meaningful Use incentives, participating providers and facilitates must meet various operational and public health criteria established by Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) with the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information technology (ONC). For more information on the EHR incentive programs, visit the following links:
Declaration of Readiness
What does Declaration of Readiness mean?
Registration and On-Boarding for Public Health MU Objectives
In alignment with the activities related to Meaningful Use, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has created an online registration and communication system, capable of collecting and recording information on Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals who want to submit electronic data on immunizations, syndromic surveillance, reportable lab results and cancer. The intent of the registration system will allow the user to enter required information to inform the specific program within the public health system.
Click the following programs to learn more about the On-Boarding Process for each of the following public health options:
Those interested in pursuing the Public Health Meaningful Use objectives can proceed to the Meaningful Use Registration and Communications System (MURCS).
The Privacy Rule permits covered entities to disclose PHI, without authorization, to public health authorities or other entities who are legally authorized to receive such reports for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability.
Please continue to check this site for current ADH Meaningful Use testing requirements and instructions as the process will be evolving as ADH acquires new technology.