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Patient-specific Education Resources
Use certified EHR technology to identify patient-specific education resources and provide those resources to the patient if appropriate.
More than 10 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP are provided patient-specific education resources.
No exclusion.

Definition of Terms

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.
Patient Specific Education Resources - Resources identified through logic built into certified EHR technology which evaluates information about the patient and suggests education resources that would be of value to the patient.

Attestation Requirements

  • DENOMINATOR: Number of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.
  • NUMERATOR: Number of patients in the denominator who are provided patient specific education resources.
The resulting percentage must be more than 10 percent in order for an EP to meet this measure.

Addtional Information

  • Certified EHR technology is certified to use either the patient's problem list, medication list, or laboratory test results to identify the patient specific educational resources. These or additional elements can be used in the identification of educational resources that are specific to the patient needs.
  • Education resources or materials do not have to be stored within or generated by the certified EHR. However, the provider should utilize certified EHR technology in a manner where the technology suggests patient specific educational resources based on the information stored in the certified EHR technology. The provider can make a final decision on whether the education resource is useful and relevant to a specific patient.

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