Meaningful use of health records
Meaningful use guidance is for eligible hospitals and providers wishing to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs, which provide financial incentives for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology.
Meaningful use is the application of certified electronic health records technology to ensure it's connected in a manner that provides for the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of care; and that in using that technology, the provider must submit to the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) information on quality of care and other measures.
How to participate
- Register your intent to attest for any or all public health objectives by completing the Meaningful Use Registration Form.
- Review the requirements and guidance for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR), Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS), Syndromic Surveillance and Cancer Registry.
- You will be contacted by our staff or the local public health agency responsible for each objective, and then you can start the on-boarding process specific to that objective. Details for the on-boarding process for each objective can be found in the objective-specific links above.
For Stage 2 meaningful use, we provide technical and administrative support for electronic lab, immunization and cancer registry reporting.
We aren't supporting Syndromic Surveillance at this time. However, Denver Public Health and the Tri-County Health Department are doing so for facilities in their jurisdictions.