Thu, 25 September 2014
The inaugural eCW Podcast features Adam Siladi, as the eCW Podcast Host, and Elizabeth Schreiner, Meaningful Use Consultant, discussing Meaningful Use (MU), insight into some of the upcoming adjustments for 2014, and finally they catch up on the common changes missed in 2013. Also touched upon are each stage of MU, overall benefits, and a reminder about the past March 31st deadline for the Medicare reporting.
During the podcast, Schreiner explains how many jokingly use the phrase "meaningless use" when referring to Meaningful Use, as the majority of practices have a fear of adopting EHRs. She explains why the word "meaningless" should be, in fact, the last word used to describe Meaningful Use. Once a practice experiences the advantages from the program, it is always delighted with the outcome for both the providers and patients. She strongly recommends every eligible practice take advantage of the program, outlining how the incentives include only provided money and, more generally, improving health outcomes. For additional assistance, audit documents are available on the support portal.