Summary: Stage 1 Meaningful Use Objectives for Eligible Professionals

EHRThe first stage of Meaningful Use objectives from the federal government took effect Jan. 1, 2011. These objectives have two sections:

Core Set

 All 15 objectives in this section must be met. The objectives fall into four categories:

  • Improving Quality, Safety, Efficiency, and Reducing Health Care Disparities
  • Engage Patients and Families in Their Health Care
  • Improve Care Coordination
  • Ensure Adequate Privacy and Security Protections for Personal Health Information

Review a summary of Core Set objectives here ››

Menu Set

Eligible professionals may choose 5 from this set of 10. One of the objectives must be from the category "Improve Population and Public Health." These objectives fall into four categories:

  • Improving Quality, Safety, Efficiency, and Reducing Health Care Disparities
  • Engage Patients and Families in Their Health Care
  • Improve Care Coordination
  • Improve Population and Public Health

Review a summary of Menu Set objectives here ››

Important Notes

  • These lists, generated by the MMS, provide only a summary of objectives for eligible professionals. It should not be your principal source for determining your eligibility for Meaningful Use funds.
  • The official final rule is available at http://www.cms.gov/ehrincentiveprograms/
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