The Basics about EHR Templates

Meaningful Use Stage 2

Meaningful use Stage 2 for the year 2015 - 2017

Stage 2 has been amended by CMS for the reporting period 2015 and the period after that. The earlier 17 core and 6 menu measures have been brought down to 10 objectives.
Practices reporting for Stage 2 in the year 2015 will have to report now on the reduced objectives of Stage 2 on the basis of the new requirements of the CMS. The following describes how Stage 2 core and menu measures have been aligned with the 10 new objectives.

Objective # 1: Patient health information

Security threats need to be analyzed and necessary security updates are to be implemented.

Objective # 2: Clinical decision support

Clinical support must be used for enhancing performance on the high-priority medical conditions.

Objective # 3: Computerized provider order entry (CPOE)

CPOE must be used for laboratory, radiology, and medication orders.

Objective # 4: e-Prescribing

Permissible prescriptions must be electronically generated and transmitted.

Objective # 5: Health information exchange

In the event patients are referred or transitioned to other caregivers or facilities, a separate summary care record related to each transition of care or referral must be provided.

Objective # 6: Patient-centered education

Clinically relevant data from CEHRT must be used for identifying patient-centric education resources and these resources need to be provided to patients.

Objective # 7: Medication reconciliation

Medication reconciliation must be performed while receiving patients from another provider other setting.

Objective # 8: Patent electronic access (VDT)

Patients must be provided the ability of viewing, downloading, and transferring their health information within 4 days of the provider gets the information.

Objective # 9: Secure messaging

Electronic messaging must be used for patient communications about appropriate health information.

Objective # 10: Public health

It is necessary to engage with a public health agency for submitting electronic public information from CEHRT.

Meaningful Use Stage @: Measures for the year 2014

Core as well as menu measures are adjusted for the year 2015 and the period after that. Core measures 3,4,5,8,10,11,12, and menu measures 2, 3, 4 need not be reported for meaningful use.

Core 1: CPOE for lab and radiology orders and medication

Core 2: e-Prescribing

Core 3: Record demographics

Core 4: Vital signs recording

Core 5: Record smoking status

Core 6: Clinical decision support rule

Core 7: Patient electronic access

Core 8: Clinical summaries

Core 9: Protection of electronic health information

Core 10: Clinical lab test results

Core 11: Patient lists

Core 12: Preventative care

Core 13: Patient-centric education resources

Core 14: Medication reconciliation

Core 15: Care summary

Core 16: Immunization registries data submission

Core 17: Use secure electronic messaging

CMS Information

Menu 1: Syndromic Surveillance Data Submission

Menu 2: Electronic Notes

Menu 3: Imaging Results

Menu 4: Family Health History

Menu 5: Report Cancer Cases

Menu 6: Report Specific Cases