Simply put, "meaningful use" means providers need to show they're using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in quantity.
Stage 1: One important objective set forth in the Meaningful Use Stage 1 final rule is that participating eligible professionals (EP) and hospitals store, record, and report clinical quality measures (CQM).
Federal and Non-Federal EHR Medicaid Incentive Program Resources for safety net providers.
Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information (PDF – 758 KB) (06/01/2012)
Multi-State Medicaid HITECH Conference Materials (04/12/2012)
Meaningful Use 101 for the Safety Net Community (July 2010)