Patient Electronic Access

Provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit their health information within 36 hours of hospital discharge.

Measure 1:
More than 50 percent of all unique patients who are discharged from the inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) of an eligible hospital or CAH are provided timely access to view online, download and transmit to a third party their health information.

Measure 2:
For an EHR reporting period in 2015 and 2016, at least 1 patient who is discharged from the inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) of an eligible hospital or CAH (or patient-authorized representative) views, downloads or transmits to a third party his or her health information during the EHR reporting period.

 

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 4Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period.

Alternate Exclusion: Providers may claim an exclusion for the second measure if for an EHR reporting period in 2015 they were scheduled to demonstrate Stage 1, which does not have an equivalent measure.

 

 

Measure Numerator

Measure 1 Numerator:
The number of patients in the denominator who are have access to view, download, and transmit their health information within 36 hours after the information is available to the eligible hospital or CAH.

Measure 1 Threshold:
The resulting percentage must be more than 50 percent in order for an eligible hospital or CAH to meet this measure.

Measure 2 Numerator:
The number of patients (or patient-authorized representative) in the denominator who view, download, or transmit to a third party their health information.

Measure 2 Threshold:
The numerator and denominator must be reported and the numerator must be equal to or greater than 1.

 

Measure Denominator

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