What does 'Meaningful Use' Mean for Pediatrics?

Christoph U Lehmann; Jennifer Mansour; Jonathan D Klein

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Pediatr Health. 2010;4(4):361-363. 

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Rule 3: Meaningful Use must Encourage & Endorse the Patient-centered Medical Home

The AAP advocates the primary care patient-centered medical home as a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. The goal of the medical home includes a community-based system focused on a family-centered partnership and the provision of high-quality, developmentally appropriate, healthcare services that continue uninterrupted as the individual moves along and within systems of services and from adolescence to adulthood. For the first time in history, technology offers the opportunity to make the medical home a reality through the shared use of information by various providers, the patient, caregivers and supporting services through EHRs. Meaningful use must be a driver in the implementation of the medical home.

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