Meaningful Use Assessment

Sentinal Assessment PDF

The Meaningful Use (MU) environment is challenging in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.  Most organizations have successfully adoptedMU AssessmentCEHRT and attested to Stage 1. Achievement of MU is a major organization-wide transformational initiative, and associated challenges must be effectively managed. Simply understanding the requirements involved in demonstrating meaningful use was cited by organizations as the biggest MU challenge. Adding to the challenge is the continuing development of the regulations themselves.

Sentinel Meaningful Use Assessment helps organizations determine their readiness to meet MU requirements. Each successor stage builds on its predecessor, so it is imperative that organizations embrace and institutionalize the concept that achieving compliance is not just a technology focused project.  Real success will be defined by highly-effective adoption of redesigned clinical workflows and care delivery processes.

Sentinel Meaningful Use Assessment will identify existing gaps or adoption barriers that includes a review of:

  • Stage 1 or 2 Objectives and Measures
  • Clinical Documentation and Quality Reporting
  • Certified EHR Technology
  • Interoperability
  • Patient Portal
  • Competing projects/commitments

Analysis of Findings include:

  • Gap Analysis
  • MU Roadmap
  • Current State Workflow and  Redesign Recommendations


  • Executive Summary including detailed findings and recommendations

Benefits of a Meaningful Use Assessment

The Sentinel Meaningful Use Assessment allows healthcare organizations to gain a snapshot of their current level of MU readiness and provides recommendations, specific steps and as well as an MU Roadmap. Organizations will also gain insight into potential barriers and roadblocks and will be able to leverage MU best practices.

The Promise of Peak Performance

Reducing workloads by enhancing efficiency allows Coastal clients to redirect employees to other priorities. Sentinel allows your organization to take advantage of independent expertise to determine Meaningful Use readiness.