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Hacking Healthcare by David Uhlman, Fred Trotter

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Appendix A. Meaningful Use Implementation Assessment

The assessment in this appendix estimates the level of difficulty your organization will have in adopting and complying with the meaningful use guidelines. The form is intended to be completed by an organizational administrator for the entire hospital or clinic. An individual assessment form will appear elsewhere in this book. Please make your best guess for your site or department as a whole.

Staff Skills AssessmentNo ExperienceSome ExperienceAverage ExperienceExpert
Experience with electronic prescriptions    
Experience with electronic clinical notes    
Experience with clinical rules systems    
Experience with coding using CPT procedure codes    
Experience with coding using ICD9 diagnostic codes    
General computer competence    
Experience with electronic signing    
Organizational workflow assessmentNone of the timeSome of the timeMost of the timeAlways
Consistent vitals signs collections    
Collect detailed demographics    
Perform electronic clinical reporting    
Conduct internal HIPAA and security audits    
Provide patient education materials    
Perform medication reconciliation    
Provide patients receipts with coding    
Most patients for the same condition are treated consistently regardless of provider    
Claims are transmitted in-house by staff electronically    
InteroperabilityNot availableAvailable
Order labs electronically  
Electronic lab results  
Send electronic data such as PDF, CCR, or CCD  
Receive ElectronicData ...

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