Announcing the 2014 Meaningful Use Objectives Quick Reference Grids

Almost 2 years ago, ONC released meaningful use quick reference grids to capture—in one place—how meaningful use Stage 1 objectives and measures correlated with adopted 2011 Edition EHR certification criteria.  We’re pleased to announce the 2014 versions of these grids, which are back by popular demand, and posted on HealthIT.gov (look under the “ONC Resources” heading).

2014 Meaningful Use Quick Reference Grids

This time around, because there are two meaningful use stages to which the single set of

2014 Edition EHR certification criteria apply, there are, you guessed it, two quick reference grids:

  1. Stage 1 objectives and measures linked to 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria [PDF – 445 KB]
  2. Stage 2 objectives and measures linked to 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria [PDF – 510 KB]

Similar to the “original,” each meaningful use quick reference grid follows the same format:

  • The first two columns reference meaningful use objectives and measures and serve as the anchor around which the rest of the grid is organized.
  • The asterisks to the left of the objectives listed indicate whether the meaningful use objective is applicable to eligible professionals (EPs) only, eligible hospitals (EH) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) only, or all of the above.
  • The core set objectives and measures are listed first followed by the menu set objectives and measures.
  • The third and forth columns reference the certification criteria that correlate with each meaningful use objective and measure, and the standard(s) and implementation specifications referred to by each certification criterion, where applicable.

I hope you find these meaningful use objectives quick reference grids as useful (and hopefully timesaving) as we do.

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6 Comments

  1. Certification of EHR products is certainly a huge step forward in improving product quality and functionality.

    The grids help both vendors and providers ensure that their products perform to the standards they were certified as meeting.

    The grids will be very useful guides on our continuing journey to meaningful use.

    Thanks.

  2. google dich says:

    Certification of EHR products is certainly a huge step forward in improving product quality and functionality. I like this post . thank you

  3. ppgbio says:

    The grids help both vendors and providers ensure that their products perform to the standards they were certified as meeting.

    The grids will be very useful guides on our continuing journey to meaningful use.

    Thanks.

  4. Charles L. says:

    Yes this is helpful to vendors and easier to understand.

  5. Pongiste says:

    This information was very useful in understanding the difference. I am a student of Health IT and studying of CEHRS certification. So this information helped to clear the difference and it gave me a clear view to understand the meaning of both EMR and EHR.

  6. Foot says:

    I’m very interested in learning more about accountable care organizations, best practices and HIE initiatives. Certification of EHR products is an important step forward in improving product quality and functionality.

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