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MU Stage 3

Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement

a) View, Download or Transmit

For an EHR reporting period in 2017 and 2018 , more than 5 percent of all unique patients (or their authorized representatives) seen by the EP actively engage with the electronic health record made accessible by the provider and either—

  1. View, download or transmit to a third party their health information; or
  2. Access their health information through the use of an API that can be used by applications chosen by the patient and configured to the API in the provider's CEHRT; or
  3. A combination of (1) and (2)

Denominator: Number of unique patients seen by the EP 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 during the EHR reporting period and the number of unique patients (or their authorized representatives) in the denominator who have accessed their health information through the use of an API during the EHR reporting period

ChARM EHR Workflow:

Encourage the patients to login to their PHR account and follow the steps below to access the visit summary.

  1. Login to PHR account
  2. Go to the 'Visit Summary' section
  3. Click on the 'View Summary' button.

b) Use Secure Electronic Messaging

For an EHR reporting period in 2017 and 2018, more than 5 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period, a secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT to the patient (or the patient authorized representative), or in response to a secure message sent by the patient or their authorized representative.

Denominator: Number of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.

Numerator: The number of patients in the denominator for whom a secure electronic message is sent to the patient (or patient-authorized representative) or in response to a secure message sent by the patient (or patient-authorized representative), during the EHR reporting period.

ChARM EHR Workflow:

Providers should send secure messages to patient or patient representatives to satisfy this measure.

  1. From Messages section, send a new message to patients having PHR accounts.
  2. Or, reply to the messages you received from patients.

c) Patient generated health data

Patient generated health data or data from a nonclinical setting is incorporated into the CEHRT for more than 5 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.

Denominator: Number of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.

Numerator: The number of patients in the denominator for whom data from non-clinical settings, which may include patient-generated health data, is captured through the CEHRT into the patient record during the EHR reporting period.

ChARM EHR Workflow:

  1. Patient should share documents from PHR portal.
  2. Or, you can add External Documennts for the patient in ChARM EHR. Go to Patient Dashboard > Documents > Import > Add External Links