Topical Review: Eligible Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Public Health Objectives, Measures and Reporting

The final rule includes public health objectives for Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) which require utilization of a 2014 Certified EHR Technology. Stage 2 has three CORE public health objectives and no Menu public health objectives for EHs and CAHs.   This Topical Review outlines key points in the rule for submission and reporting of data to public health agencies.