April 1, 2016 | Net Health

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The Strategic View of Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use: Part 4

Objective 8: Patient Electronic Access

As we continue to review the objectives and measures for Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use set forth from 2015 through 2017, this month’s column will focus on information detailing Objective 8: Patient Electronic Access.

Readers will note this is a 2-part measure (Table). Measure 1 focuses on timely access, allowing patients to have timely access to their electronic health information with the intention to assist the patient in making informed decisions about his/her healthcare. Measure 2 allows the provider to demonstrate that the unique patients were able to view, download, or transmit (to a third party) their health information. In 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created a “Patient Electronic Access Tip sheet.”2 Although the measure has evolved with different thresholds when transitioning to Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use, the questions and answers found within this document provide clarity around terms used in the measure.

See the reference table and read the rest of this article in Advances in Skin & Wound Care.

An excerpt from an article originally published in Advances in Skin & Wound Care, written by Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWCN, VP and Chief Clinical Officer for Wound Care at Net Health.

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