Core Objectives

The Eligible Professional (EP) should meet the following 17 core objectives when using a Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified EHR/EMR technology. Specific measures are applicable for each of the objectives. As an example:

  1. Use computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for medication, laboratory and radiology orders   [ read more ]
  2. Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx)    [ read more ]
  3. Record demographic information     [ read more]
  4. Record and chart changes in vital signs     [ read more ]
  5. Record smoking status for patients 13 years old or older     [ read more ]
  6. Use clinical decision support to improve performance on high-priority
    health conditions     [ read more ]
  7. Provide patients the ability to view online, download and transmit their health information     [ read more ]
  8. Provide clinical summaries for patients for each office visit     [ read more]
  9. Protect electronic health information created or maintained by Certified
    EHR Technology     [ read more ]
  10. Incorporate clinical lab-test results into Certified EHR Technology     [ read more ]
  11. Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach     [ read more ]
  12. Use clinically relevant information to identify patients who should receive reminders for preventive/follow-up care   [ read more ]
  13. Use certified EHR technology to identify patient-specific
    education resources
        [ read more ]
  14. Perform medication reconciliation    [ read more ]
  15. Provide summary of care record for each transition of care or referral     [ read more ]
  16. Submit electronic data to immunization registries     [ read more ]
  17. Use secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information     [ read more ]