Meaningful Use

Program Years 2-6 For Eligible Professionals (EPs)

For Program Years 2015, 2016, and 2017 all EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Users are classified as Modified Stage 2 participants.  Everyone will respond to the same set of questions or MU objectives.

Eligible Professional EHR Incentive Program

Objectives and Measures for 2017

Table of Contents

Date issued: November, 2016

Eligible Professional Objectives and Measures


Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the CEHRT through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities.


Use clinical decision support to improve performance on high-priority health conditions.


Use computerized provider order entry for medication, laboratory, and radiology orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional who can enter orders into the medical record per state, local, and professional guidelines.


Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx).


Health Information Exchange – The EP who transitions their patient to another setting of care or provider of care or refers their patient to another provider of care provides a summary care record for each transition of care or referral.


Use clinically relevant information from CEHRT to identify patient-specific education resources and provide those resources to the patient.


The EP who receives a patient from another setting of care or provider of care or believes an encounter is relevant performs medication reconciliation.


Patient Electronic Access – Provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit their health information within 4 business days of the information being available to the EP.


Use secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information.


Public Health Reporting – The EP is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit electronic public health data from CEHRT except where prohibited and in accordance with applicable law and practice.

View or download all of the EP modified objectives and measures for meaningful use in 2017.