Clinical Lab Test Results

Incorporate clinical lab test results into EHR as structured data. 

More than 40 percent of all clinical lab test results ordered by an authorized provider of the eligible hospital or CAH for patients admitted to its inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 and 23) during the EHR reporting period whose results are either in a positive/negative or numerical format are incorporated in certified EHR technology as structured data.

 

Measure Numerator

Number of lab test results whose results are expressed in a positive or negative affirmation or as a number which are incorporated as structured data.

 

Measure Denominator

Number of lab tests ordered during the EHR reporting period by authorized providers of the eligible hospital or CAH for patients admitted to an eligible hospital’s or CAH’s inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 and 23) whose results are expressed in a positive or negative affirmation or as a number.