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Meaningful Use Resources

On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services announced final rules to support meaningful use of health information technology.  Health care providers and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specific objectives. 

Public Health Meaningful Use

IDPH State Health Registry of Iowa (SHRI) Cancer Registry

IDPH Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS)

The Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS) enables local public health, hospitals, laboratories, and IDPH to collaborate electronically as they perform disease reporting and surveillance activities across the state. IDSS was first implemented in the Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE) in October 2008 and is now widely used by hospital, laboratories, and public health agencies statewide.

IDPH Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS)

Iowa's Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS) provides computerized tracking of immunizations for children, adolescents and adults who are seen in a variety of public and private health care provider sites throughout the state.

Electronic Health Records & Meaningful Use

Learn more about the meaningful use final rule from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise EHR Incentive Payment Program

The EHR Incentive Payment program allows Medicaid to pay eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals that adopt and meaningfully use certified EHR technology.

Meaningful Use Calculator for Eligible Providers

Access this resource to calculate your health IT Medicare Incentive Payment

Healthcare is making significant strides forward, now catching up to use of technology in other fields. Connect to the IHIN today and continue your growth as a 21st century healthcare professional.

Watch a brief overview of why electronic health records and a health information network are so important.