ONC's goals for MU stage 3 in 6 charts

By Anthony Brino
10:57 AM

The Office of the National Coordinator is already starting to design the third phase of meaningful use — with a dual focus on functionality and healthcare outcomes.

At ONC’s Health IT Policy Committee meeting this month — the last for outgoing national coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD — the Meaningful Use Workgroup, chaired by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Paul Tang, MD, presented a few priorities that have emerged from recent discussions.

The intent the workgroup set is “translating desired health outcomes into meaningful use functionality,” or connecting through goals.

Here are the six ideas laid out thus far:

1. Improving quality of care and safety

2. Engaging patients and families in their care

3. Improving care coordination

 4. Improving population and public health

5. Affordable Care

6. Reducing health disparities

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