Authors Jane Metzger and Jared Rhoads approached this report by deconstructing the six core requirements and many of the selectable measures that would typically be needed to give every eligible professional six measures to meet the requirement for quality reporting into the unique data elements, and assigned them to the type of documentation in the EHR.
The authors found found that the core data capture requirements for Stage 1 (e-prescribing, problem list, etc.) will only provide 48 percent of the data elements needed. In addition, it turns out that two of the optional functional requirements for EPs for Stage 1 – laboratory test results and medication reconciliation – are also important sources of data elements needed for the quality measures, providing an additional 14 percent of the needed information. The remainder of the data elements are the hidden functional requirements of meaningful use.
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