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?