As it was established throughout this paper, health care informatics has become an integral part of nursing care delivery and health care in general. According to Snyder and Oliver (2014), Medicare and Medicare are now pushing providers to incorporate Meaningful Use Core criteria into their practice. This is done through documenting important health care data into Certified Electronic Health Care Records. Though it may be challenging, implementation of Electronic Health Care records may prove helpful once they are well established (Goldberg, Kuzel, Feng, DeShazo, & Love, 2012). Medicare and Medicaid have established a set of objectives for health care provider, so they can meaningfully incorporate the use of electronic health care …show more content…
The insight that we have formed confirms the importance of the Meaningful Use of health information and incorporating it into Electronic Health Records. At the center of the Meaningful Use Core criteria, healthcare informatics plays a vital role. Meaningful Use focuses on capturing information into electronic record so it is used effectively by the providers as well as the patients (Snyder & Oliver, 2014). Our understanding is that Meaningful Use Core Criteria focus on health informatics in order to deliver high quality and efficient health care that will improve the population health and lead to better patient outcomes. Our understanding lies in that the benefits of implementing electronic health care records may trump any barriers. Of course, it may be difficult and sometimes costly for an organization to transition to Certified Electronic Health record. However, the final product will yield positive results (Goldberg et al., 2012). Once an organization establishes and effective Electronic Health record database, health care providers as well as patients will benefit from the availability of health information. This will ease the transfer of information between healthcare providers. Therefore, accessing important patient information may be as close as a mouse click away. Critics may say that placing important patient information in an electronic database may render viable patient information vulnerable …show more content…
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