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CME/CE

Using Meaningful Use to Improve Quality of Care

  • Authors: Kevin Larsen, MD; Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, CPHIMS, RN-BC
  • CME/CE Released: 8/7/2014
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 8/7/2015
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for clinical professionals who work with electronic health records (EHRs) that collect meaningful use data.

The goal of this activity is to present opportunities to use meaningful use data as the basis for practice-improvement activities.

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

  1. Summarize meaningful use objectives that can be used to help a practice assess its quality of care
  2. Propose opportunities to use meaningful use data to plan and implement quality-improvement projects in the practice setting


Disclosures

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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)

  • Kevin Larsen, MD

    Medical Director, Meaningful Use, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Washington, DC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Kevin Larsen, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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

  • Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC

    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

    Disclosures

    Participation by Dr Wilson in the development of this product does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

    Disclosure: Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, CPHIMS, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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

Editors

  • Stacey J. P. Ullman, MHS

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stacey J. P. Ullman, MHS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Jane Lowers

    Director of Government Strategy, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jane Lowers has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Writer

  • Lynne K. Schneider, PhD

    Freelance medical writer, Boca Raton, Florida

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Lynne K. Schneider, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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    For Physicians

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    Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 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.

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    Awarded 0.50 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; none of these credits is in the area of pharmacology.

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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.

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CME/CE

Using Meaningful Use to Improve Quality of Care

Authors: Kevin Larsen, MD; Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, CPHIMS, RN-BC #cme_btns a.cme_btn { display: none; }Faculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME/CE Released: 8/7/2014

Valid for credit through: 8/7/2015

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