Demonstrating Meaningful Use of Health IT for 2011 and Beyond
Markle Foundation, Center for American Progress (CAP), Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings
On behalf of a broad range of health leaders, the Markle Foundation, Center for American Progress, and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings offer recommendations on measuring and demonstrating meaningful use of health IT under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a critical opportunity to set clear priorities that will foster the adoption of heath IT to demonstrably improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. The process to demonstrate meaningful use can engage patients, build capacity for quality improvement, lower administrative burdens on providers and patients, and, if done strategically and in service of these goals, send a clear market signal that the focus is on using technology to improve care.