A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use: Leverage Your EHR to Redesign Workflows and Improve Outcomes

Authors: Helga Rippen, MD, PhD, MPH, FACPM, Denise M. Scott, MM, RN-BC, Carolyn Hartley, MLA
Publisher: American Medical Association
Price: $56.00 for AMA members, $75.00 for non-members
Where to buy: www.ama-assn.org/go/bookstore

A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use is intended for primary care physicians seeking to overcome barriers found in Stage 1 and plan for Stage 2 and 3 reporting. It was written by a trio of professionals with many years of experience with implementation of EHR projects and creating policies and procedures for ultimate success.

The book is divided into three parts: Part One consists of two chapters, discussing the nuts and bolts of Meaningful Use and the value of data.  It also gives some additional information that you can use to get some good information and links on it. Part Two consists of three chapters that focus on those responsible for workflow processes and the infrastructure required for networking, data capture and management. There is some information on standards that you should know about as well as a great chapter on how to cope with an audit. Part Three has two chapters and discusses building a meaningful patient relationship and how to improve patient outcomes.

Also as an added bonus purchasers of the book will have access to free ancillary content that can be downloaded so when you read about CMS Stage One Changes you can download the tipsheet as well!

This is an extremely comprehensive book that provides a lot of information to those who are responsible for not only achieving these incentive funds but also how to use their EHR effectively.