Meaningful Use is part of the US 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.
Meaningful use mandates the use of electronic health records within a healthcare organization in order to achieve measurable improvements in the healthcare treatment, such as cutting readmission rates.
Hospitals that implement meaningful use will receive
payments from the federal government under either the Medicare EHR
Incentive Program or the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
The highly qualified authors of this very timely book are 1) Fred Trotter who defines himself as a hacktivist who works for social change by coding and
promoting Open Source Health Software and 2) David Uhlman who is CEO of ClearHealth Inc.
This is a book for everyone who is working in the field or who wants to learn more about how today's healthcare system works behind the scenes.