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The foundation of Meaningful Use is, of course, having a certified EHR system, but there are some objectives that are cumbersome or even impossible to achieve without a patient portal. These fall into two main categories – (1) providing patients with direct access to parts of their health record, and (2) providing patient education.
The specific Meaningful Use measures that a patient portal can help to meet are:
- 1. Timely electronic access to changes in health information (Menu Set)
- 2. Electronic copies of their health record (Core Set)
- 3. Clinical summaries after each office visit (Core Set)
- 4. Patient-specific education resources (Menu Set)
In practice, many EHR companies have recognized that their clients want to purchase a patient portal from a third party (versus the EHR company themselves), so we have found that the EHR company will help the practice meet all the measures in Meaningful Use with the lone exception of the Timely Access measure.
One of the most interesting developments in Meaningful Use was when the Office of the National Coordinator clarified that while a practice only has to demonstrate 5 out of the 10 Menu Set measures, the practice must “possess technology” on all Menu Set measures. In other words, even if you don’t plan on demonstrating the Timely Access measure, you still need to purchase technology that is “certified” for it in order to qualify for Meaningful Use. You can learn more at http://questions.cms.hhs.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/10162.