March 22, 2014

Federal HIT Policy Committee Advises that MU3 Objectives Be Reduced By 8

Filed under: EHR Incentive,EMRs,Meaningful Use — HankMayers @ 8:15 pm

At its March 11, 2014, the HIT Policy Committee to the ONC recommended that the number of objectives for Stage 3 be reduced by nine (9). The objectives that they believe should be removed include the following:
• Reminders via patient preference
• Handling patient requests for amendments to their record
• eMARs
• Automated Case Reports for the CDC
• Medication Adherence- tracking what is actually administered
• Syndromic Surveillance by EPs
• Access to Images
• Recording Family History

These changes leave the following as recommended Stage 3 MU Objectives:

Improving Quality of Care & Safety
1. Clinical Decision Support
2. Order Tracking
3. Demographics/patient information
4. Care planning – advance directive
5. Electronic Notes
6. Hospital labs
7. Unique device identifiers

Engaging Patients & Families in Their Care
8. View, download, and transmit records
9. Patient generated health data
10. Secure messaging
11. Visit summary/clinical summary
12. Patient Education

Improving Care Coordination
13. Summary of Care at transitions
14. Notifications
15. Medication Reconciliation

Improving Population & Public Health
16. Immunization history
17. Registries
18. Electronic lab reporting
19. Hospital syndromic surveillance

Next step: ONC final decision-making and the Publication of final NPR

1 Comment »

  1. The chart is meant as a visual/qualitative rentoseptarien of the sentiment that we hear in our extensive conversations with physicians. It is quite clear that the more physicians understand what will be required of them as detailed in the Meaningful Use Matrix, the more concerned they become about the impact it will have on their productivity, and consequently, the less persuasive the financial incentives become.A statistical study of the subject would be a great idea. It would give voice to the physicians’ concerns and provide valuable insights to the HIT Policy and Standards Committee decision-makers regarding how the recommendations are perceived in the field and how widespread’ actual adoption will be.

    Comment by Bruna — November 19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

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