In this paper Shahid Shah presents an overview of the 25 Stage 1 “Meaningful Use” (MU) items and how testing and certification will be performed to ensure that they are properly implemented by the end of 2014. Healthcare IT professionals need to become experts in MU and how those requirements will change their existing and future healthcare information systems.

In this paper, you’ll learn:
  • What ARRA, HITECH, Meaningful Use (MU), and Certification mean.
  • How technical personnel such as data architects, DBAs and developers will be affected by MU.
  • The best ways to determine the MU gaps that might be found in existing systems.
  • Additional expertise technical personnel may need to meet MU.
  • How quickly systems will need to be modified and deployed to meet MU rules.

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How Meaningful Use Impacts Healthcare Data Management Professionals