The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology published this week a handy 69-page (!) infographic to help health IT professionals better understand the importance of using Meaningful Use-certified technology.

The interactive PDF provides information on certified techology in the following categories:

  • Electronic exchange
  • Clinical processes
  • Care coordination
  • Clinical quality measurement
  • Privacy & security
  • Patient engagement
  • Public health
  • Health IT design & performance

Electronic exchange – the category our customers and readers of this blog are most interested in – is the shortest section, listing the following methods:

  • Direct ProjectThe Direct Project was launched by the ONC within Health and Human Services (HHS) on March 1, 2010. It was initially called NHIN Direct. The object of the Direct Project is to replace the use of faxes, phones, and paper transactions with a simple and... More
  • Direct Project, Edge Protocol, and XDRCross-enterprise Document Reliable Interchange (XDR) – What it’s used for: The exchange of health documents between health enterprises using a web-based, point-to-point push network communication, permitting direct interchange between EHRs, PHRs ... More/XDM

Click over to the HealthIT.gov web page to learn more about the certification standards. You can also learn more about Direct Project in our comprehensive post here.

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