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Meaningful Use Stage 2

Meaningful Use will change for all providers beginning on January 1st 2014. Are you ready for the changes?

Meaningful Use Changes from Stage 1 to Stage 2

Core Objectives

Examples of Some of the New Measures for EPs in Meaningful Use Stage 2

  • Secure Messaging – Patients must send secure messages to EPs
  • Family Health History – document in SNOMED format and report in Personal Health Records
  • Imaging Results – Upload images when resulting a radiology exam
  • Send Patient Health Records in a Secure email Format
  • Progress Notes – now your notes must be text searchable

Stage 2 EP Core Objectives – 17 measures and all must be met

3 of 6 measures must be met
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Patient Engagement

Now patients must participate in order for the EP to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2:

  • More than 5% of patients must send secure messages to their EP
  • More than 5% of patients must access their health information online (via a patient portal)

MediTouch EHR comes complete with a free Meaningful Use certified Patient Portal that facilitates compliance with the Patient Engagement measures – www.yourhealthfile.com.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Emphasizes Electronic Exchange of Patient Records

  • Stage 2 requires that a provider send a summary of care record for more than 50% of transitions of care and referrals.
  • The rule also requires that a provider electronically transmit a summary of care for more than 10% of transitions of care and referrals via the Direct Project Secure email protocol

Every MediTouch EHR provider is supplied a free secure email address. If you are a current user – sign up for your customizable secure email address today!

** All data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)