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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Resources on Meaningful Use


On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services released its Final Rule on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). This rule establishes the criteria with which eligible pediatricians, other health providers, and hospitals must comply to qualify for the incentive payments that are available to clinicians through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The American Academy of Pediatrics developed several resources to guide pediatricians and their practices in achieving "meaningful use," including:
  • Meaningful use of electronic health records: An overview
  • Becoming a meaningful user
  • Functional requirements
  • Quality reporting
  • Medicaid incentives
  • Certified EHR technology
  • Temporary certification program

In addition, the following checklists have been developed to walk pediatricians involved in EHR implementation in ambulatory and inpatient settings through achieving "meaningful use":

  • Inpatient checklist
  • Outpatient checklist
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  • Release Date: 07/2010
  • Original Summary: 10/2010
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Last updated: May 15, 2013.