HITECH Answers has just released the 3rd edition of Jim Tate’s The Incentive Roadmap® The Meaningful Use of Certified Technology: Stage 1 A Manual for Medical Practices. Version 3.0 of the manual that has been helping practices, consultants and vendors across the country understand the step-by-step process of achieving meaningful use is now available. Written by Jim Tate, a nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR Incentive Program, certified technology and Meaningful Use objectives,The Incentive Roadmap® looks at what steps are needed to get ready for meaningful use and is downloaded immediately upon purchase.
I consider Jim Tate one of the foremost experts on meaningful use and certified EHR. So, I was excited when he decided to publish a resource on the details of the EHR incentive program.
In The Incentive Roadmap®, Jim Tate covers all of the details that you need to know if you’re considering participation in the EHR incentive program.
The first section is actually incredibly valuable since it covers who is eligible for the EHR incentive money and also includes a comparison of the various EHR incentive programs. Plus, it walks a clinic through the process of determining which program it is eligible for. Certainly many people have already gone through this process, but for the rest of you this is a great resource that will guide you through the EHR incentive options.
The next section of the The Incentive Roadmap® covers the details of the meaningful use criteria. This is the section that I think most people will be interested in having now. Certainly many of these details can be found on the CMS website and we’ve covered a lot of them in our Meaningful Use Monday series. However, if you want to get all of the meaningful use details in one place without all the legalese that CMS loves to provide, then check out the The Incentive Roadmap®.
I also love a later section of the The Incentive Roadmap® where Jim Tate provides some practical strategy advice on how a clinic should approach meaningful use.
I know I’ll be keeping my copy of The Incentive Roadmap® close by as a reference. It’s a lot easier to go through than the HHS/CMS/ONC websites.