Other aspects to consider
Other aspects to consider when it comes to EMR meaningful use requirements include:
Firstly, the E-prescribing tool also known as electronic prescribing: is a major service the meaningful use design revolves around. During the selection phase, the physician should be aware of the following:
1- These tools must allow the physician to manage and track the patient’s prescriptions. This is in addition to the writing of the prescription.
2- They should let the physician renew, authorize and discontinue the patient prescriptions.
3- Encryption standards for e-prescription delivery secure the e-prescribing tool
4- The tool obviously should meet the needs of the physician.
Secondly, the active allergy and medication list: clarity, straightforwardness, and meticulousness are key to these. Accessing the active allergy and medication list should be easy. EMR must contain the data a physician needs.
Thirdly, patient record demographics: is a group of fields containing data about the patients. These include name, address, age, sex, date of birth, and others.
Fourthly, maintaining an updated problem list of current and active diagnoses that are certified: certified EMRs involve lists for problems and clinical disease. Evidently, these should be able for updates.
Fifthly, incorporate clinical lab-test results: meaningful use EMRs should enable importing and entry of lab-test results.
Additional EMR meaningful use requirements
However, additional EMR meaningful use requirements don’t stop here. Check out this list of other requirements:
1- Clinical summaries for every visit
2- Record smoking status for patients 13 years old and above
3- Chart and record changes in vital signs
4- Generation of patients lists by specific conditions
5- Reporting ambulatory quality measures
6- Sending reminders to patients with follow up
7- Implementing 5 clinical decision assistance rules
8- Checking eligibility for insurance
9- Submitting claims electronically
10- Granting patient access to the clinical information
11- Securing the flexibility of major clinical information
12- Providing a summary care record for referrals and transitions
13- Allowing the submission of electronic data on immunizations
14- Giving electronic syndromic surveillance information to the agencies of public health
15- Ensuring security and privacy
It’s useful to tell What is the difference between EMR and EHRs? An EMR is the digital version of the chart of a patient. This version includes the treatment and medical history of the patient from one practice only. It is impossible normally to share this version across the healthcare system.
On the other hand, EHRs involve patients’ data from several doctors. This helps provide a holistic approach to the patient’s health. In short, EHRs include test results, history of present illness, demographics, medical history, and meds.
To sum up
To sum up, EMRs require a lot of criteria to become meaningful use. We’ve gone through the conditions that make EMRs certified in detail. Additionally, we explained the difference between EMRs and EHRs.
Finally, If you need to access more detailed data regarding this subject, you can always reach out to Ambula Healthcare team at (8056) 558-2418