Meaningful Use in the context of addiction treatment refers to using electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (HIT) systems in a meaningful and effective manner to improve the quality of addiction treatment and patient outcomes.
Meaningful Use means that EHRs and HIT systems are being used to support the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based addiction treatment. For example, EHRs can monitor patient progress, track medication use, and side effects, and provide real-time access to patient information to support coordinated care. Additionally, Meaningful Use of HIT systems can help providers comply with regulations and standards related to patient privacy, security, and quality of care.
The use of EHRs and HIT systems in addiction treatment can also help to improve patient outcomes by facilitating better communication and collaboration between providers, improving medication management and reducing the risk of medication errors, and enabling the use of telemedicine and other remote care services. By promoting Meaningful Use of HIT systems in addiction treatment, providers can enhance the quality of care they deliver and support the recovery of those affected by addiction.