Jason Mose, PhD
Some of the key objectives of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) meaningful use (MU) program (and now advancing care information under Quality Payment Program for office based providers) include patient engagement, effective communication and care coordination. The program was designed with the view that Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have the potential to empower patients, foster patient engagement, enhance self-care and preventive behaviors. In addition, meaningful use, as designed, may encourage improvement in care coordination by marshaling personnel and other resources needed to facilitate the exchange of information among care providers and patients.
This presentation will review findings from a study that sought to determine whether: a) performance in meaningful use patient engagement and care coordination objectives are associated with improved patient experience, b) performance on meaningful use patient engagement and care coordination objectives are associated with 30-day hospital readmissions, and c) patient experience performance is associated with 30-day hospital readmissions, controlling for MU patient engagement and care coordination.