ARRA authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a reimbursement incentive for physicians and hospital providers who successfully become “meaningful users” of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology.
Elsevier endorses Health Information Technology (HIT) that is systems-oriented, capable of large-scale replication (across all healthcare settings) and able to be integrated with trusted, quality-enhancing evidence-based content and clinical support tools.
What is Meaningful Clinical Decision Support?
Meaningful Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is the use of HIT to bring about the main goals outlined in the Meaningful Use Matrix; which include improved patient safety, quality of care, access and privacy. Put briefly, meaningful CDS is filtering and delivering the best, most applicable and useful information (for a given care situation) to achieve the Matrix’s goals as easily and satisfactorily as possible. Meaningful Use enabled by Clinical Decision Support deliver Meaningful Care.
To accomplish this feat requires great attention to usability, implementation management, workflow friendliness, incentives and legal protections, as well as the tools and enablers, to bring it all together into any care setting.
Elsevier Clinical Decision Support
Anticipating the information needs of healthcare organizations and professionals across disciplines, Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (ECDS) delivers accurate, evidence-based and actionable information whenever and wherever it’s needed.
By partnering with thousands of practicing clinical experts to create unrivaled content, ECDS enhances patient care, improves outcomes and creates a more efficient workflow, all while helping to reduce costs.
No company can equal the depth, breadth and quality of Elsevier’s experience and information. From concise answers to comprehensive data, and from interactive task guidance to real-time data analysis, Elsevier provides the answer to how your organization can meet and maximize the goals of ARRA and HITECH.