Chart(x) E.H.R. 3.0

Measure 7 Record Demographics

7 of 15 Core

Stage 1

Record Demographics
Record all of the following demographics:
(A) Preferred language
(B) Gender
(C) Race
(D) Ethnicity
(E) Date of birth
More than 50 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP have demographics recorded as structured data.
No exclusion.

Definition of Terms

Preferred Language - The language by which the patient prefers to communite.
Unique Patient - If a patient is seen by an EP more than once during the EHR reporting period, then for purposes of measurement that patient is only counted once in the denominator for the measure. All the measures relying on the term " Unique Patient" relate to what is contained in the patient's medical record. Not all of this information will need to be update or even be needed by the provider at every patient encounter. This is especially true for patients whose encounter frequency is such that they would see the same provider multiple times in the same EHR reporting period.

Attestation Requirements

  • DENOMINATOR: Number of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.
  • NUMERATOR: Number of patients in the denominator who have all the elements of demographics (or a specific exclusion if the patient declined to provide one or more elements or if recording an element is contrary to state law) recorded as structured data.
The resulting percentage must be more than 50 percent in order for an EP to meet this measure.

Additional Information

  • Race and ethnicity codes should follow current federal standards published by the Office of Management and Budget (
  • If a patient declines to provide all or part of the demographic information, or if capturing a patient's ethnicity or race is prohibited by state law, such a notation entered as structured data would count as an entry for purposes of meeting the measure. In regards to patients who do not know their ethnicity, EP's should treat these patients the same way as patients who decline to provide race or ethnicity - identify in the patient record that the patient declined to provide this information.
  • EP's are not required to communicate with the patient in his or her preferred language in order to meet the measure of this objective.

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