Core 7: Record Demographics

Objective
Record all of the following demographics:

  • Preferred language
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Date of Birth

In English?
For all unique patients, you must record a subset of demographics using drchrono.

Measure
More than 50 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP have demographics recorded as structured data.

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 (Numerator ÷ Denominator) must be more than 50 percent in order for an EP to meet this measure. 

Exclusions
There are no exclusions.

For additional information on Core 7: Record Demographics from the CMS click here.

Tip: If you use OnPatient or the Check-in app, you can have patients fill this information out themselves before they are even in the exam room!


How to (website)

Step 1: Search for the patient using the spotlight search, or Patient list. 





Step 2: Enter in the Patients demographics from the Demographics section. 


Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save Demographics.

 

 

How to (iPad)


Step 1: Click on the patients name and then Patient Chart


Step 2: Navigate to the Patient tab >click on Patient Information >  click on the pencil icon next to Name & Sex, and Background to edit each section. 

 

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