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Clinical Summaries and Meaningful Use

In this post, Dr. Robert Lamberts does a nice job of describing his experience with generating clinical summaries that meet the meaningful use requirements. He describes creating a handout that includes the following:

  • What was the diagnosis?
  • Were any medications started or stopped?
  • Where any tests, labs, or consults ordered?
  • What were the results of the tests done in the office?
  • When is the follow-up visit?

He summarizes his approach as making sure that the value of the summary exceeds the effort necessary to print.

What has your practice done to meet the MU requirement of providing a clinical summary to patients for over 50% of all office business visits within 3 business days?

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