Patient Electronic Access

Provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit information about a hospital admission.

1. More than 50 percent of all unique patients discharged from the inpatient or emergency departments of the eligible hospital or CAH (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period have their information available online, with the ability to view, download, and transmit to a third party information about a hospital admission, within 36 hours of discharge.

2. More than 5 percent of all patients (or their authorized representatives) who are discharged from the inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) of an eligible hospital or CAH during the reporting period view, download or transmit to a third party their information.

Exclusion: Any eligible hospital or CAH that is located in a county that does not have 50 percent or more of its housing units with 3Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period is excluded from the second measure.

 

Measure Numerator

Measure 1
The number of patients in the denominator whose information is available online, with the ability to view, download, and transmit to a third party information about a hospital admission, within 36 hours of discharge.

THRESHOLD:
The resulting percentage must be more than 50 percent in order for an eligible hospital or CAH to meet this measure.

Measure 2
The number of unique patients (or their authorized representatives) in the denominator who have viewed online, downloaded, or transmitted to a third party the discharge information provided by the eligible hospital or CAH.

THRESHOLD:
The resulting percentage must be more than 5 percent in order for an eligible hospital or CAH to meet this measure.

 

Measure Denominator

Measure 1
Number of unique patients discharged from an eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period.

Measure 2
Number of unique patients discharged from an eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period.