HHS Seeks Public Recommendations on Stage 2, Stage 3 Meaningful Use Quality Measures

A Department of Health & Human Services advisory panel is requesting public feedback about the concepts for clinical quality measures it has developed for stage 2 and stage 3 of meaningful use, according to a Government Health IT news report.

The panel is currently working to fill in the gaps from 2011 stage 1 meaningful use quality measures and also invent new and different measures to advance quality and efficiency through adoption of electronic health records. The core concepts include patient and family engagement, clinical appropriateness/efficiency, care coordination, patient safety and population and public health.

The panel says, among other things, measures recommended by the public should be able to be built into an EHR system; apply across all care setting, conditions and types of healthcare providers; and support potential improvements in population health. The panel is also requesting that comments be submitted by Dec. 23.

Read the Government Health IT news report about stage 2 and stage 3 recommendations.

Read other coverage about meaningful use:

- CMS Posts Revised FAQ Section Regarding ED Patients and Meaningful Use

- Study: Quality a Top Concern in Healthcare Organizations' Progress Toward Meaningful Use

- HIMSS: 22% of Hospitals Can Meet at Least 10 of 14 Core Measurements of Stage 1 Meaningful Use

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