The Importants of Risk Assessment Tracking and Proof Of Efforts

By | December 31, 2013

Meaningful use stage two is an important way for healthcare providers too ensures patients receive the best care. Meaningful Use Stage 2 utilizes many of the healthcare initiatives beginning with stage one, but includes some important updates that you will want to know about. Tracking and recording are vital when you are want to provide proof of risk assessments in a hospital or other medical establishment in order to qualify for incentive payments.

Getting Started

You will need to develop a solid, clear plan for tracking and recording risk assessment in order to reach meaningful use standards. Your staff should be aware of any new processes that will be implemented, which processes will be stopped and how long the new practices will be used in the workplace. Offering a training seminar can be an ideal solution to training staff in new recording and tracking methods used by your organization.

Why is Tracking and Recording Important?

The goal of meaningful use stage two is to provide electronic medical records that are accurate, up to date and relevant to the care of patients. The ability to prove that you have use established risk assessment guidelines according to the meaningful use regulations is vital when working with Medicaid and Medicare clients. Your organization will need to use EHRs, or electronic health records, to meet specific goals in order to qualify for state funded incentives. You can satisfy the need for proof by using the EHRs according to regulations and working with your local Regional Extension Center.

The goals of meaningful use are designed to provide a more comprehensive health care system to the public. One of the goals is to share more information with patients to promote a better understanding of medical conditions and treatments. You will need to supply proof that you have been utilizing the EHRs to achieve meaningful use stage two guidelines. Your local Regional Extension Center representative can help you get started on implementing the guidelines in your organization and assist you with learning more about the measures that are used to prove that the guidelines have been used.