In order to comply with Meaningful Use requirements, Bon Secours 24/7 collects race and ethnicity data for patients getting virtual visits through the Bon Secours 24/7 portals.
is using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to:
- Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
- Engage patients and family
- Improve care coordination, and population and public health
- Maintain privacy and security of patient health information
Ultimately, it is hoped that the Meaningful Use compliance will result in:
- Better clinical outcomes
- Improved population health outcomes
- Increased transparency and efficiency
- Empowered individuals
The United States government has long collected statistics on race and ethnicity. Such data have been used to study changes in the social, demographic, health, and economic characteristics of various groups in our population. However, we are encouraged to use specific categories for race and ethnicity.