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Redefining Meaningful Use

Achieving Interoperability with Immunization Registries
      The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instituted substantial incentives to providers to help foster the adoption and “meaningful use” of certified electronic health records (EHRs).
      The Federal Register
      Medicare and Medicaid programs; electronic health record incentive program; correcting amendment.
      The Meaningful Use Incentive Program, established under the Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, includes three successive stages, each with certain objectives that must be met to receive incentive payments. In the program's first year (2011), more than 100,000 providers have registered,
      DHHS
      Over 100,000 primary care providers sign up to adopt electronic health records through their regional extension centers.
      and more than $2.5 billion in incentives has already been paid by CMS to eligible providers.
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      EHR incentive program Data and reports 2012.
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        Medicare and Medicaid programs; electronic health record incentive program; correcting amendment.
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