The 15 Meaningful Use Core Objectives for Physicians

  1. Use CPOE for medication orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional who can enter orders into the medical record per state, local, and professional guidelines.
  2. Implement drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks,
  3. Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx),
  4. Record demographics: preferred language, gender, race, ethnicity, date of birth, and date and preliminary cause of death in the event of mortality in the eligible hospital or CAH,
  5. Maintain up-to-date problem list of current and active diagnoses,
  6. Maintain active medication list,
  7. Maintain active medication allergy list,
  8. Record and chart vital signs: height, weight, blood pressure, calculate and display BMI, plot and display growth charts for children 2-20 years, including BMI,
  9. Record smoking status for patients 13 years old or older,
  10. Implement one clinical decision support rule and the ability to track compliance with the rule,
  11. Report clinical quality measures to CMS or the States,
  12. Provide patients with an electronic copy of their health information (including diagnostic test results, problem list, medication lists, medication allergies, discharge summary, procedures), upon request,
  13. Provide clinical summaries for each office visit,
  14. Capability to exchange key clinical information (ex:problem list, medication list, medication allergies, diagnostic test results), among providers of care and patient authorized entities electronically,
  15. Protect electronic health information created or maintained by certified EHR technology through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities.

See the 10 Menu Set Objectives