Meaningful Use Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rule-Making

This form is meant to provide patients an easy way to comment on the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rule-Making. Please fill out the information below. For a bookmarked copy of the proposed rules, follow this link. http://goo.gl/A710H The deadline for public comments is May 7 2012, and we are looking to receive patient feedback by April 24 2012.
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Secure Messaging with Patients

Objective: Use secure messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information. Measure: A secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of Certified EHR Technology by more than 10 percent of unique patients seen during the EHR reporting period.


Patient Education Resources

Objective: Use Certified EHR Technology to identify patient-specific education resources and provide those resources to the patient. Measure: Patient-specific education resources identified by Certified EHR Technology are provided to patients for more than 10 percent of all office visits by the Eligible Provider. More than 10 percent of all unique patients admitted to the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency departments (POS21 or 23) are provided patient-specific education resources identified by Certified EHR Technology.


E-Prescribing

Objective: Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx) Measure: More than 65 percent of all permissible prescriptions written by the EP are compared to at least one drug formulary and transmitted electronically using Certified EHR Technology.


Patient Visit Summaries (Ambulatory/Outpatient)

Objective: Provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit their health information within 4 business days of the information being available to the Eligible Provider. Measures: 1) More than 50 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period are provided timeline (within 4 business days after the information is available to the EP) online access to their helath information subject to the EP's discretion to withhold certain information 2) More than 10 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period (or their authorized representatives) view, download, or transmit to a third party their health information.


Patient Visit Summaries (Eligible Hospital or CAH)

Objective: Provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit information about a hospital admission Measures: 1) More than 50 percent of all patients who are discharged from the inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) of an eligible hospital or CAH have their information online within 36 hours of discharge. 2) More than 10 percent of all patients who are discharged from the inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) of an eligible hospital or CAH view, download or transmit to a third party their information during the reporting period.


Patient Reminders (Ambulatory/Outpatient)

Objective: Use clinically relevant information to identify patients who should receive reminders for preventative/follow-up care Measure: More than 10 percent of all unique patients who have had an office visit with the Eligible Providers within the 24 months prior to the beginning of the EHR reporting period were sent a reminder, per patient preference.


Provide Clinical Summaries (Ambulatory/Outpatient)

Objective: Provide clinical summaries for patients for each office visit. Measure: Clinical summaries provided to patients within 24 hours for more than 50 percent of office visits.



Advance Directives

Objective: Record whether a patient 65 years old or older has an advance directive. Measure: More than 50 percent of all unique patients 65 years old or older admitted to the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient department (POS 21) during the EHR reporting period have an indication of an advance directive status recorded as structured data.





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