What are the specific areas of Stratus EMR I need to pay attention to for the incentives?

Requirements to Fulfill for Meaningful Use Incentives


There are a total of 25 meaningful use requirements. Fifteen are core requirements and 10 are "menu" requirements. To qualify for incentives, you need to meet a total of 20 requirements - all of the core requirements, plus five "menu" requirements of your choice.


The 15 Core Requirements (you need to meet all of these)

    • Use computerized order entry for medication orders

    • Check drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions when you prescribe or order drugs

    • Keep an up-to-date list of a patient's current diagnoses

    • Use e-prescriptions rather than paper when permissible

    • Keep an active medication list for each patient

    • Keep an active allergy list for each patient

    • Record key demographics: language, gender, race, ethnicity and date of birth

    • Record and chart changes in key vital signs: height, weight and blood pressure. You also need to calculate BMI and plot a growth chart for children 2-20 years old. (Don't worry, the BMI calculation and plotting happens automatically when you enter the height and weight.)

    • Record smoking status

    • Report clinical quality measures to Medicare or Medicaid.

    • Use at least one of Stratus EMR's clinical decision support rules

    • Provide patients with an e-copy of their health information upon request

    • Provide clinical summaries for each office visit

    • Be able to exchange clinical information with other providers

  • Keep personal health information safe


The 10 "Menu" Requirements (you need to meet only 5 of these)


  • Use drug formulary checks

  • Incorporate lab results into a patient's record (scanned PDFs don't count here)

  • Run lists of patients with given conditions

  • Send patients reminders about follow-up or preventive care

  • Give patients electronic access to their lab results, medication list, allergy list and problem list

  • Use the information in a patient's record to automatically identify education resources and give selected material to the patient

  • Do a medication reconciliation when the patient comes to you from another provider

  • Send a summary care record with the patient if you send the patient to another provider

  • Send data to immunization registries electronically

  • Send data about certain syndromes to public health agencies electronically

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