Posted By Monique Dever On March 5, 2015

Learn how to implement Stage 2 Meaningful Use and EHR interoperability standards

Stage 2 Meaningful Use is a bit more involved than the Stage 1 requirements. There is a lot to know and getting it straight doesn’t happen overnight. But there’s help. The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has online training modules available to help educate Eligible Professional (EPs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on how to implement new standards of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) rule.


These courses use real-world examples in story-telling format to highlight the interoperability of EHR standards. They are designed to better equip providers, hospitals and support staff in meeting new MU objectives. There are five different web-based modules that can be done on your own time.


  1. Interoperability Basics covers implementation of new standards in support of transition of care, Lab exchange, patient engagement and public health measures.
  2. Interoperability and Transitions of Care demonstrates how to apply interoperability standards for transition of care and medication reconciliation.
  3. Interoperability and Lab Exchange equips you with the tools needed to better understand Lab Exchange and practical solutions for challenges you may encounter.
  4. Interoperability and Patient and Family Engagement reviews the important differences between Stage 1 and 2 MU and the challenges and solutions to meeting the new objectives.
  5. Interoperability and Public Health provides an overview of steps providers must take to begin the onboarding process with their Public Health Agency to begin submitting data electronically.


Begin your first course now, or for more details you can read the Interoperability Training fact sheet. The ONC information is excellent but you may need additional help specific to your agency. Of course, a good Electronic Health Record software company will also provide you Incentive Assistance service.

About Monique Dever

Monique integrates research and networking with her passion for health and well-being to provide important, up-to-date news, resources and current events to the public health communities. She is the Marketing Executive for Patagonia Health, an Electronic Health Records (EHR) software company focused on the public health sector.