Electronic Notes

Record electronic notes in patient records. 

Enter at least one electronic progress note created, edited and signed by an authorized provider of the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) for more than 30 percent of unique patients admitted to the eligible hospital or CAH's inpatient or emergency department during the EHR reporting period.

The text of the electronic note must be text searchable and may contain drawings and other content. 

 

Measure Numerator

The number of unique patients in the denominator who have at least one electronic progress note from an authorized provider of the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) recorded as text searchable data.

THRESHOLD:
The resulting percentage must be more than 30 percent in order for the eligible hospital or CAH to meet this measure. 

 

Measure Denominator

Number of unique patients admitted to an eligible hospital or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period.