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1EPCoreCPOE for Medication, Laboratory and Radiology OrdersUse computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for medication, laboratory and radiology orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional who can enter orders into the medical record per state, local and professional guidelines.More than 60 percent of medication, 30 percent of laboratory, and 30 percent of radiology orders created by the EP during the EHR reporting period are recorded using CPOE.Any EP who writes fewer than 100 medication, radiology, or laboratory orders during the EHR reporting period.
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2EPCoree-Prescribing (eRx)Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx).More than 50 percent of all permissible prescriptions, or all prescriptions, written by the EP are queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using CEHRT.Any EP who:
(1) Writes fewer than 100 permissible prescriptions during the EHR reporting period.
(2) Does not have a pharmacy within their organization and there are no pharmacies that accept electronic prescriptions within 10 miles of the EP's
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3EPCoreRecord DemographicsRecord the following demographics: preferred language, sex, race, ethnicity, date of birth.More than 80 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP have demographics recorded as structured data.No exclusion.
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4EPCoreRecord Vital SignsRecord and chart changes in the following vital signs: height/length and weight (no age limit); blood pressure (ages 3 and over); calculate and display body mass index (BMI); and plot and display growth charts for patients 0-20 years, including BMI.More than 80 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP have blood pressure (for patients age 3 and over only) and/or height and weight (for all ages) recorded as structured data.Any EP who:
(1) Sees no patients 3 years or older is excluded from recording blood pressure.
(2) Believes that all 3 vital signs of height/length, weight, and blood pressure have no relevance to their scope of practice is excluded from recording them.
(3) Believes that height/length and weight are relevant to their scope of practice, but blood pressure is not, is excluded from recording blood pressure.
(4) Believes that blood pressure is relevant to their scope of practice, but height/length and weight are not, is excluded from recording height/length and weight.
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5EPCoreRecord Smoking StatusRecord smoking status for patients 13 years old or older.More than 80 percent of all unique patients 13 years old or older seen by the EP have smoking status recorded as structured data.Any EP that neither sees nor admits any patients 13 years old or older.
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6EPCoreClinical Decision Support RuleUse clinical decision support to improve performance on high-priority health conditions.Measure 1: Implement five clinical decision support interventions related to four or more
clinical quality measures at a relevant point in patient care for the entire EHR reporting period. Absent four clinical quality measures related to an EP’s scope of practice or patient population, the clinical decision support interventions must be related to high-priority health conditions.

Measure 2: The EP has enabled and implemented the functionality for drug-drug and
drug-allergy interaction checks for the entire EHR reporting period.
For the second measure, any EP who writes fewer than 100 medication orders during the EHR reporting period.
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7EPCorePatient Electronic AccessProvide patients the ability to view online, download and transmit their health information within four business days of the information being available to the EP.Measure 1: More than 50 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period are provided timely (available to the patient within 4 business days after the information is available to the EP) online access to their health information, with the ability to view, download, and transmit to a third party.

Measure 2: More than 5 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.
Any EP who:
(1) Neither orders nor creates any of the information listed for inclusion as part of both measures, except for "Patient name" and "Provider's name and office contact information,” may exclude both measures.
(2) Conducts 50 percent or more of his or her patient encounters in a county that does not have 50 percent or more of its housing units with 3Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period may exclude only the second measure.
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8EPCoreClinical SummariesProvide clinical summaries for patients for each office visit.Clinical summaries provided to patients or patient-authorized representatives within one business day for more than 50 percent of office visits.Any EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period.
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9EPCoreProtect Electronic Health InformationProtect electronic health information created or maintained by the certified EHR technology (CEHRT) through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities.Conduct or review a security risk analysis in accordance with the requirements under 45 CFR 164.308(a) (1), including addressing the encryption/security of data stored in CEHRT in accordance with requirements under 45 CFR 164.312 (a)(2)(iv) and 45 CFR 164.306(d)(3), and implement security updates as necessary and correct identified security deficiencies as part of the provider's risk management process for EPs.No exclusions.
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10EPCoreClinical Lab-Test ResultsIncorporate clinical lab-test results into Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) as structured dataMore than 55 percent of all clinical lab tests results ordered by the EP during the EHR reporting period whose results are either in a positive/negative or numerical format are incorporated in Certified EHR Technology as structured dataAny EP who orders no lab tests where results are either in a positive/negative affirmation or numeric format during the EHR reporting period.
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11EPCorePatient ListsGenerate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach.Generate at least one report listing patients of the EP with a specific condition.No exclusion.
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12EPCorePreventive CareUse clinically relevant information to identify patients who should receive reminders for preventive/follow-up care and send these patients the reminders, per patient preference.More than 10 percent of all unique patients who have had 2 or more office visits with the EP within the 24 months before the beginning of the EHR reporting period were sent a reminder, per patient preference when available.Any EP who has had no office visits in the 24 months before the EHR reporting period.
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13EPCorePatient-Specific Education ResourcesUse clinically relevant information from Certified EHR Technology to identify patient- specific education resources and provide those resources to the patient.Patient-specific education resources identified by Certified EHR Technology are provided to patients for more than 10 percent of all unique patients with office visits seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.Any EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period.
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14EPCoreMedication ReconciliationThe EP who receives a patient from another setting of care or provider of care or believes an encounter is relevant should perform medication reconciliation.The EP who performs medication reconciliation for more than 50 percent of transitions of care in which the patient is transitioned into the care of the EP.Any EP who was not the recipient of any transitions of care during the EHR reporting period.
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15EPCoreSummary of CareThe EP who transitions their patient to another setting of care or provider of care or refers their patient to another provider of care should provide summary care record for each transition of care or referral.EPs must satisfy both of the following measures in order to meet the objective:
Measure 1:
• The EP who transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or provider of care provides a summary of care record for more than 50 percent of transitions of care and referrals.

Measure 2:
• The EP who transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or
provider of care provides a summary of care record for more than 10 percent of such transitions and referrals either (a) electronically transmitted using CEHRT to a recipient or (b) where the recipient receives the summary of care record via exchange facilitated by an organization that is a NwHIN Exchange participant or in a manner that is consistent with the governance mechanism ONC establishes for the NwHIN.

Measure 3:
An EP must satisfy one of the following criteria:
• Conducts one or more successful electronic exchanges of a summary of care document, as part of which is counted in "measure 2" (for EPs the measure at §495.6(j)(14)(ii)(B) with a recipient who has EHR technology that was developed designed by a different EHR technology developer than the sender's EHR technology certified to 45 CFR 170.314(b)(2).
• Conducts one or more successful tests with the CMS designated test EHR during the EHR reporting period.
Any EP who transfers a patient to another setting or refers a patient to another provider less than 100 times during the EHR reporting period is excluded from all three measures.
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16EPCoreImmunization Registries Data SubmissionCapability to submit electronic data to immunization registries or immunization information systems except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.Successful ongoing submission of electronic immunization data from CEHRT to an immunization registry or immunization information system for the entire EHR reporting period.Any EP that meets one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
(1) the EP does not administer any of the immunizations to any of the populations for which data is collected by their jurisdiction's immunization registry or immunization information system during the EHR reporting period;
(2) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no immunization registry or immunization information system is capable of accepting the specific standards required for CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period;
(3) the EP operates in a jurisdiction where no immunization registry or immunization information system provides information timely on capability to receive immunization data; or
(4) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no immunization registry or immunization information system that is capable of accepting the specific standards required by CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional EPs.
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17EPCoreUse Secure Electronic MessagingUse secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information.A secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT by more than 5 percent of unique patients (or their authorized representatives) seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.Any EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period, or any EP who conducts 50 percent or more of his or her patient encounters in a county that does not have 50 percent or more of its housing units with 3Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period.
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1EPMenuSyndromic Surveillance Data SubmissionCapability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from CEHRT to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.Any EP that meets one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
(1) the EP is not in a category of providers that collect ambulatory syndromic surveillance information on their patients during the EHR reporting period;
(2) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic syndromic surveillance data in the specific standards required by CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period;
(3) the EP operates in a jurisdiction where no public health agency provides information timely on capability to receive syndromic surveillance data; or
(4) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of accepting the specific standards required by CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional EPs.
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2EPMenuElectronic NotesRecord electronic notes in patient records.Enter at least one electronic progress note created, edited and signed by an EP for more than 30 percent of unique patients with at least one office visit during the EHR reporting period. The text of the electronic note must be text searchable and may contain drawings and other contentAny EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period.
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3EPMenuImaging ResultsImaging results consisting of the image itself and any explanation or other accompanying information are accessible through CEHRT.More than 10 percent of all tests whose result is one or more images ordered by the EP during the EHR reporting period are accessible through CEHRT.Any EP who orders less than 100 tests whose result is an image during the EHR reporting period; or any EP who has no access to electronic imaging results at the start of the EHR reporting period.
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4EPMenuFamily Health HistoryRecord patient family health history as structured data.More than 20 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period have a structured data entry for one or more first-degree relatives.Any EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period.
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5EPMenuReport Cancer CasesCapability to identify and report cancer cases to a public health central cancer registry, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.Successful ongoing submission of cancer case information from CEHRT to a public health central cancer registry for the entire EHR reporting period.Any EP that meets at least 1 of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
(1) The EP does not diagnose or directly treat cancer;
(2) The EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic cancer case information in the specific standards required for CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period;
(3) The EP operates in a jurisdiction where no PHA provides information timely on capability to receive electronic cancer case information; or
(4) The EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of receiving electronic cancer case information in the specific standards required for CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional EPs.
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6EPMenuReport Specific CasesCapability to identify and report specific cases to a specialized registry (other than a cancer registry), except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.Successful ongoing submission of specific case information from CEHRT to a specialized registry for the entire EHR reporting period.Any EP that meets at least 1 of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
(1) The EP does not diagnose or directly treat any disease associated witha specialized registry sponsored by a national specialty society for which the EP is eligible, or the public health agencies in their jurisdiction;
(2) The EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no specialized registry sponsored by a public health agency or by a national specialty society for which the EP is eligible is capable of receiving electronic specific case information in the specific standards required by CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period;
(3) The EP operates in a jurisdiction where no public health agency or national specialty society for which the EP is eligible provides information timely on capability to receive information into their specialized registries; or
(4) The EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no specialized registry sponsored by a public health agency or by a national specialty society for which the EP is eligible that is capable of receiving electronic specific case information in the specific standards required by CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional EPs.
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1HospCoreCPOE for Medication, Laboratory and Radiology OrdersUse computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for medication, laboratory, and radiology orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional who can enter orders into the medical record per state, local, and professional guidelines.More than 60 percent of medication, 30 percent of laboratory, and 30 percent of radiology orders created by authorized providers of the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period are recorded using CPOE.N/A
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2HospCoreRecord DemographicsRecord all of the following demographics: preferred language, sex, race, ethnicity, date of birth, date and preliminary cause of death in the event of mortality in the eligible hospital or CAH.More than 80 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP or admitted to the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period have demographics recorded as structured data.No exclusion.
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3HospCoreRecord Vital SignsRecord and chart changes in the following vital signs: height/length and weight (no age limit); blood pressure (ages 3 and over); calculate and display body mass index (BMI); and plot and display growth charts for patients 0-20 years, including BMI.More than 80 percent of all unique patients admitted to the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period have blood pressure (for patients age 3 and over only) and/or height/length and weight (for all ages) recorded as structured data.No exclusion.
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4HospCoreRecord Smoking StatusRecord smoking status for patients 13 years old or older.

More than 80 percent of all unique patients 13 years old or older admitted to the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency departments (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period have smoking status recorded as structured data.Any eligible hospital or CAH that neither sees nor admits any patients 13 years old or older.
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5HospCoreClinical Decision Support RuleUse clinical decision support to improve performance on high-priority health conditions.1. Implement five clinical decision support interventions related to four or more clinical quality measures at a relevant point in patient care for the entire EHR reporting period. Absent four clinical quality measures related to an eligible hospital or CAH’s patient population, the clinical decision support interventions must be related to high-priority health conditions. It is suggested that one of the five clinical decision support interventions be related to improving healthcare efficiency.
2. The eligible hospital or CAH has enabled the functionality for drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks for the entire EHR reporting period.
No exclusion.
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6HospCorePatient Electronic AccessProvide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit information about a hospital admission.1. More than 50 percent of all unique patients discharged from the inpatient or emergency departments of the eligible hospital or CAH (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period have their information available online, with the ability to view, download, and transmit to a third party information about a hospital admission, within 36 hours of discharge.
2. More than 5 percent of all patients (or their authorized representatives) who are discharged from the inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) of an eligible hospital or CAH during the reporting period view, download or transmit to a third party their information.
Any eligible hospital or CAH that is located in a county that does not have 50 percent or more of its housing units with 3Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period is excluded from the second measure.
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7HospCoreProtect Electronic Health InformationProtect electronic health information created or maintained by the Certified EHR Technology through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities.Conduct or review a security risk analysis in accordance with the requirements under 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1), including addressing the encryption/security of data stored in CEHRT in accordance with requirements under 45 CFR 164.312 (a)(2)(iv) and 45 CFR 164.306(d)(3), and implement security updates as necessary and correct identified security deficiencies as part of the provider's risk management process for eligible hospitals.No exclusion.
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8HospCoreClinical Lab-Test ResultsIncorporate clinical lab test results into Certified EHR Technology as structured data.

More than 55 percent of all clinical lab tests results ordered by authorized providers of the eligible hospital or CAH for patients admitted to its inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period whose results are either in a positive/negative affirmation or numerical format are incorporated in Certified EHR Technology as structured data.No exclusion.
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9HospCorePatient ListsGenerate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach.Generate at least one report listing patients of the eligible hospital or CAH with a specific condition.No exclusion.
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10HospCorePatient-Specific Education ResourcesUse clinically relevant information from Certified EHR Technology to identify patient- specific education resources and provide those resources to the patient.More than 10 percent of all unique patients admitted to the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency departments (POS 21 or 23) are provided patient- specific education resources identified by Certified EHR Technology.No exclusion.
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11HospCoreMedication ReconciliationThe eligible hospital or CAH who receives a patient from another setting of care or provider of care or believes an encounter is relevant should perform medication reconciliation.The eligible hospital or CAH performs medication reconciliation for more than 50 percent of transitions of care in which the patient is transitioned into the care of the EP or admitted to the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23).No exclusion.
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12HospCoreSummary of CareThe eligible hospital or CAH who transitions their patient to another setting of care or provider of care or refers their patient to another provider of care provides a summary care record for each transition of care or referral.Measure 1:
• The eligible hospital or CAH that transitions or refers their patient to another
setting of care or provider of care provides a summary of care record for
more than 50 percent of transitions of are and referrals. Measure 2:
• The eligible hospital or CAH that transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or provider of care provides a summary of care record for more than 10 percent of such transitions and referrals either (a) electronically transmitted using CEHRT to a recipient or (b) where the recipient receives the summary of care record via exchange facilitated by an organization that is a NwHIN Exchange participant or in a manner that is consistent with the governance mechanism ONC establishes for the nationwide health information network.
Measure 3:
The eligible hospital or CAH must satisfy one of the two following criteria:
• Conducts one or more successful electronic exchanges of a summary of care document, which is counted in "measure 2" (for eligible hospitals and CAHs the measure at §495.6(l)(11)(ii)(B)) with a recipient who has EHR technology that was designed by a different EHR technology developer than the sender's EHR technology certified to 45 CFR 170.314(b)(2); or
• Conducts one or more successful tests with the CMS designated test EHR during the EHR reporting period.
No exclusion.
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13HospCoreImmunization Registries Data SubmissionCapability to submit electronic data to immunization registries or immunization information systems except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.Successful ongoing submission of electronic immunization data from Certified EHR Technology to an immunization registry or immunization information system for the entire EHR reporting periodAny eligible hospital or CAH that meets one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
(1) The eligible hospital or CAH does not administer any of the immunizations to any of the populations for which data is collected by their jurisdiction's immunization registry or immunization information system during the EHR reporting period;
(2) The eligible hospital or CAH operates in a jurisdiction for which no immunization registry or immunization information system is capable of accepting the specific standards required for Certified EHR Technology at the start of their EHR reporting period;
(3) The eligible hospital or CAH operates in a jurisdiction where no immunization registry or immunization information system provides information timely on capability to receive immunization data; or
(4) The eligible hospital or CAH operates in a jurisdiction for which no immunization registry or immunization information system that is capable of accepting the specific standards required by Certified EHR Technology at the start of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional eligible hospitals or CAHs.
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14HospCoreElectronic Reportable Laboratory ResultsCapability to submit electronic reportable laboratory results to public health agencies, where except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.Successful ongoing submission of electronic reportable laboratory results from Certified EHR Technology to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.Any eligible hospital or CAH that meets one or more of the following criteria:
(A) Operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic reportable laboratory results in the specific standards required for Certified EHR Technology at the start of their EHR reporting period.
(B) Operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency provides information timely on capability to receive electronic reportable laboratory results.
(C) Operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of accepting the specific standards required by Certified EHR Technology at the start of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional eligible hospitals or CAHs.
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15HospCoreSyndromic Surveillance Data SubmissionCapability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from Certified EHR Technology to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.Any eligible hospital or CAH that meets one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
(1) Does not have an emergency or urgent care department;
(2) Operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic syndromic surveillance data in the specific standards required by Certified EHR Technology at the start of their EHR reporting period;
(3) Operates in a jurisdiction where no public health agency provides information timely on capability to receive syndromic surveillance data; or
(4) Operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of accepting the specific standards required by Certified EHR Technology at the start of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional eligible hospitals or CAHs.
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16HospCoreElectronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR)Automatically track medications from order to administration using assistive technologies in conjunction with an electronic medication administration record (eMAR).More than 10 percent of medication orders created by authorized providers of the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period for which all doses are tracked using eMAR.Any eligible hospital or CAH with an average daily inpatient census of fewer than 10 patients.
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1HospMenuAdvance DirectiveRecord whether a patient 65 years old or older has an advance directive.

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.An eligible hospital or CAH that admits no patients age 65 years old or older during the EHR reporting period.
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2HospMenuElectronic NotesRecord electronic notes in patient records.Enter at least one electronic progress note created, edited and signed by an authorized provider of the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) for more than 30 percent of unique patients admitted to the eligible hospital or CAH's inpatient or emergency department during the EHR reporting period. The text of the electronic note must be text searchable and may contain drawings and other content.No exclusion.
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3HospMenuImaging ResultsImaging results consisting of the image itself and any explanation or other accompanying information are accessible through Certified EHR Technology.

More than 10 percent of all tests whose result is one or more images ordered by an authorized provider of the eligible hospital or CAH for patients admitted to its inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period are accessible through Certified EHR Technology .No exclusion.
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4HospMenuFamily Health HistoryRecord patient family health history as structured data.

More than 20 percent of all unique patients admitted to the eligible hospital or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period have a structured data entry for one or more first-degree relatives.No exclusion.
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5HospMenue Prescribing (eRx)Generate and transmit permissible discharge prescriptions electronically (eRx).

More than 10 percent of hospital discharge medication orders for permissible prescriptions (for new, changed, and refilled prescriptions) are queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using certified EHR technology.Does not have an internal pharmacy that can accept electronic prescriptions and is not located within 10 miles of any pharmacy that accepts electronic prescriptions at the start of their EHR reporting period.
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6HospMenuLab Results to Ambulatory Providers

Provide structured electronic lab results to ambulatory providers.Hospital labs send structured electronic clinical lab results to the ordering provider for more than 20 percent of electronic lab orders received.
Alternate Measure: Hospital labs send structured electronic clinical lab results to the ordering provider for more than 20 percent of lab orders received.
No exclusion.
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