Core 7: Patient Electronic Access

Objective

Provide patients the ability to view online, download and transmit their health information within four business days of the information being available to the eligible professional. 

Measures

Measure 1

More than 50% of all unique patients seen by the eligible professional during the EHR reporting period are provided timely (available to the patient within 4 business days after the information is available to the eligible professional) online access to their health information, with the ability to view, download, and transmit to a third party.

  • DENOMINATOR: Number of unique patients seen by the eligible professional during the EHR reporting period. 
  • NUMERATOR: The number of patients in the denominator who have timely (within 4 business days after the information is available to the eligible professional) online access to their health information to view, download, and transmit to a third party. 
  • THRESHOLD: The resulting percentage must be more than 50% in order for an eligible professional to meet this measure.

Measure 2

More than 5% of all unique patients seen by the eligible professional during the EHR reporting period (or their authorized representatives) view, download, or transmit to a third party their health information. 

  • DENOMINATOR: Number of unique patients seen the the eligible professional during the EHR reporting period. 
  • NUMERATOR: The number of unique patients (or their authorized representatives) in the denominator who have viewed online, downloaded, or transmitted to a third party the patient's health information. 
  • THRESHOLD: The resulting percentage must me more than 5% in order for an eligible professional to meet this measure.

Exclusion

Any eligible professional who:

  1. Neither orders nor creates any of the information listed for the inclusion as part of both measures, except for "Patient name" and "Provider's name and office contact information," may exclude both measures.
  2. Conducts 50% or more of his or her patient encounters in a county that does not have a 50% or more of its housing units with 3Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period may exclude only the second measure. 

For additional information from the CMS regarding Core 7: Patient Electronic Access click here

How to (Website)

Step 1.) Search for the patient for whom you would like to enable access. You can search by either using the spotlight search bar, or through your patient list. 

Step 2.) When in the patients file click on "Patient Access" in the side menu, and then on "Enable Access" 

More than 5% of your patients MUST login to their onpatient account. 

 

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