Jacobus Consulting


Meaningful Use Consulting Services

Many hospitals that successfully attested for Meaningful Use Stage 1 are now wrestling with the “higher bar” of Stage 2 – moving beyond “Data Capture and Sharing” criteria and onto Stage 2 “Improving Clinical Processes” criteria. And while implementing the bigger challenge of Stage 2, planning should already be underway for Stage 3 – “Improved Clinical Outcomes.”

Jacobus Consulting assists providers in achieving the strategic goals of Meaningful Use while qualifying for CMS and Medicaid incentive payments through an integrated approach that focuses on 5 elements:

  1. EHR and Patient Care Systems technology expertise to meet MU criteria – leading acute care and ambulatory EHR vendors
  2. Clinical Process Redesign in order to change clinical practice to support MU
  3. Coordinated training for all impacted IT and clinical care staff
  4. Assistance with documentation and monitoring to support attestation, compliance, and avoid audit take-backs or future penalties
  5. Weaving Meaningful Use into existing Clinical Performance Improvement (PI) and Quality initiatives.
Jacobus Consulting’s Meaningful Use Consulting Services include:
  • Meaningful Use Gap Assessment and Roadmap development
  • MU technology expertise to build MU into leading EHR and Patient Care Information Systems
  • Establishment of Meaningful Use governance structures
  • Clinical Processes Redesign to build MU into clinical workflows and care practices
  • Education and training for staff
  • Preparation and documentation for attestation while preparing for future audits
  • Report and dashboard development for ongoing MU compliance monitoring
  • Strategic planning for Stage 3 criteria and integration into Quality and PI initiatives