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CME

EHRs in Practice: The Meaning of Meaningful Use

  • Authors: William F. Bria, MD; John Bender, MD; Greg Wolverton
  • CME Released: 6/7/2013
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 6/7/2014
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for physicians and practice managers in the United States.

The goal of this activity is to describe Stage 2 of meaningful use requirements, as well as challenges and opportunities related to their implementation.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe Stage 2 requirements for meaningful use and compare them with Stage 1
  2. Identify solutions for common barriers to implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems
  3. Identify current and future financial benefits and penalties associated with the EHR incentive programs for eligible professionals


Disclosures

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Medscape, LLC, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

Medscape, LLC, encourages Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


Author(s)

  • William F. Bria, MD

    President, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: William F. Bria, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Philips Healthcare

    Dr Bria does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Bria does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • John Bender, MD

    CEO, Miramont Family Medicine, Fort Collins, Colorado

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: John Bender, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr Bender does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Bender does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Greg Wolverton

    CIO, ARcare, Augusta, Arkansas; CIO, KentuckyCare, Bardwell, Kentucky

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Greg Wolverton has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Mr Wolverton does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Mr Wolverton does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editor(s)

  • Jane Lowers

    Group Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jane Lowers has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Nafeez Zawahir, MD

    CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

    Contact This Provider

For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact the accredited provider for this CME/CE activity noted above. For technical assistance, contact [email protected]


Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or printed out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may now view or print the certificate from your CME/CE Tracker. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be tallied in your CME/CE Tracker and archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can print out the tally as well as the certificates from the CME/CE Tracker.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

CME

EHRs in Practice: The Meaning of Meaningful Use

Authors: William F. Bria, MD; John Bender, MD; Greg WolvertonFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 6/7/2013

Valid for credit through: 6/7/2014

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CME Information

This activity is intended for physicians and practice managers in the United States.

The goal of this activity is to describe Stage 2 of meaningful use requirements, as well as challenges and opportunities related to their implementation.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe Stage 2 requirements for meaningful use and compare them with Stage 1
  2. Identify solutions for common barriers to implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems
  3. Identify current and future financial benefits and penalties associated with the EHR incentive programs for eligible professionals

Faculty and Disclosures

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Medscape, LLC, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

Medscape, LLC, encourages Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

William F. Bria, MD

President, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Disclosure: William F. Bria, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Philips Healthcare

Dr Bria does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Dr Bria does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

John Bender, MD

CEO, Miramont Family Medicine, Fort Collins, Colorado

Disclosure: John Bender, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Dr Bender does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Dr Bender does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Greg Wolverton

CIO, ARcare, Augusta, Arkansas; CIO, KentuckyCare, Bardwell, Kentucky

Disclosure: Greg Wolverton has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Mr Wolverton does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Mr Wolverton does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Jane Lowers

Group Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

Disclosure: Jane Lowers has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Nafeez Zawahir, MD

CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or printed out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may now view or print the certificate from your CME/CE Tracker. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be tallied in your CME/CE Tracker and archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can print out the tally as well as the certificates from the CME/CE Tracker.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

Credits Available

Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accreditation Statements

For Physicians

Medscape, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Contact This Provider

For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact the accredited provider for this CME/CE activity noted above. For technical assistance, contact [email protected]

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