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Req-1214Child Abuse Reporting and Welfare2013 FormatChild Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Primary Care Management, Registry Linkages, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-823Newborn Screening Decision Support2013 Format

ONC and HRSA are actively developing use cases and other health IT resources around newborn screening. A use case is available at: http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/usecases/documents/NBSDetailedUseCase.pdf [1]. The U.S. National...

ONC and HRSA are actively developing use cases and other health IT resources around newborn screening. A use case is available at: http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/usecases/documents/NBSDetailedUseCase.pdf [1]. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM has published the Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology to promote and facilitate the use of electronic health data standards for the conditions recommended for screening by the HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC This is available at: http://newbornscreeningcodes.nlm.nih.gov/ [2].

The National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center (http://genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu/ [3] provides continuously updated information on the conditions screened for in each state. In addition, links are available to each state program. The Resource Center also provides educational materials for clinicians and family members.
Well-described clinical algorithms have been developed to guide general pediatricians and subspecialists in the process of newborn screening. These are available at: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/1/192.abstract[4]. Exit Disclaimer The requirements were designed to support these algorithms. In addition, these requirements support the transition from diagnosis through screening to chronic condition management and long-term follow-up as described in Kemper AR, Boyle CA, Aceves J, et al. Long-term follow-up after diagnosis resulting from newborn screening: statement of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children. Genet Med. 2008:10:259-261

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[1] http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/usecases/documents/NBSDetailedUseCase.pdf
[2] http://newbornscreeningcodes.nlm.nih.gov/
[3] http://genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu/ Exit Disclaimer
[4] http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/1/192.abstract Exit Disclaimer
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Newborn ScreeningHeaderno
Req-2028Use established immunization messaging standards2015 Priority List
A The system shall use the messaging standards established through Meaningful Use requirements to send data to Immunization Information Systems (IISs or other Health Information Exchanges (HIEs
B The system shall use the messaging standards...
A The system shall use the messaging standards established through Meaningful Use requirements to send data to Immunization Information Systems (IISs or other Health Information Exchanges (HIEs
B The system shall use the messaging standards established through Meaningful Use requirements to receive data from Immunization Information Systems (IISs or other Health Information Exchanges (HIEs
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Immunizations, Registry LinkagesNormative Statementyes
Req-1094Personal Health Record Access2013 Format
A personal health record (PHR for children is a significantly complex issue, but one that must have a perfunctory overview in the child EHR specifications. The PHR allows a person, in this case child or...
A personal health record (PHR for children is a significantly complex issue, but one that must have a perfunctory overview in the child EHR specifications. The PHR allows a person, in this case child or parent, to view their clinical history as aggregated from many sources and must be compliant with the appropriate statutes (federal, state and local In addition to the viewing of their history, users of a PHR can enter their own data as they deem pertinent. These data can range from social history to over the counter medications.

The PHR should be accessible by the child, parents, guardians, caregivers and other consumers to enable assessment of compliance with school or leisure activity requirements. This multiple person access requirements must be managed within legal and appropriate security constraints.
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Patient Portals - PHR, School-Based Linkages, Security and ConfidentialityFunctionno
Req-1053Access & Interoperability2013 FormatAccess and interoperability refers to the ability of school-based systems to provide access to and/or bi-directional sharing of data with external systems in standard formats.School-Based LinkagesFunctionno
Req-827Age Presentation2013 FormatAge PresentationWell Child/Preventive CareHeaderno
Req-828Age Unit Selection2013 FormatAge units must be appropriate to the actual age, required precision, social conventions, and the environment of care.Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-840Growth Charts2013 Format
Anthropometric measures and trends in growth are central to the prevision of pediatric care. Abnormal growth is often the first sign of underlying chronic illness. In addition, body size is necessary for the dosing of...
Anthropometric measures and trends in growth are central to the prevision of pediatric care. Abnormal growth is often the first sign of underlying chronic illness. In addition, body size is necessary for the dosing of most drugs in pediatrics. In general, there are three main direct measures - head circumference, length/height, and weight. Body mass index is calculated based on weight and height.
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Growth Data, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-869Height Velocity2013 FormatAssessment of a child's growth rate by height.Growth DataFunctionno
Req-129Present Alerts for Preventive Services and Wellness2013 Format
At the point of clinical decision making, identify patient specific suggestions/reminders, screening tests/exams, and other preventive services in support of routine preventive and wellness patient care standards.
At the time of an encounter, the provider...
At the point of clinical decision making, identify patient specific suggestions/reminders, screening tests/exams, and other preventive services in support of routine preventive and wellness patient care standards.
At the time of an encounter, the provider or patient is presented with due or overdue activities based on protocols for preventive care and wellness. Examples include but are not limited to, routine immunizations, adult and well child care, age and gender appropriate screening exams, such as PAP smears. The provider may wish to provide reminders to the patient based on the alert.
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EPSDT, Newborn Screening, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-824Age Precision2013 FormatBecause children change substantially during the first several years of life, their age must be calculated more precisely (during that period than that of adults, often with units considerably smaller than years.Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-895Birth History2013 FormatBirth represents a significant milestone. Newborn babies undergo large physiologic changes that make them susceptible to medical problems in the perinatal period. An accurate birth history provides the foundation for good newborn and child health care.Birth Information, Patient Identifier, Specialized Scales/ScoringHeaderno
Req-863Body Mass Index2013 FormatBody mass index (BMI is a calculated, based on weight and height. Currently, normative data exist only for children 2 and older. It is usually measured at all well-child visits, but can be assessed at other times based on clinician concern.Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Growth Data, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-103Care Management2013 Format
Care Management functions are those directly used by providers as they deliver patient care and create an electronic health record. The Record Management (Req-106 functions address the mechanics of creating a...
Care Management functions are those directly used by providers as they deliver patient care and create an electronic health record. The Record Management (Req-106 functions address the mechanics of creating a health record and concepts such as a single logical health record, managing patient demographics, and managing externally generated (including patient originated health data. Thereafter, The additional Care Management functions follow a fairly typical flow of patient care activities and corresponding data, starting with managing the patient history and progressing through consents, assessments, care plans, orders, results etc.

Integral to these care management activities is an underlying system foundation that maintains the privacy, security, and integrity of the captured health information - the information infrastructure of the EHR-S. Throughout the DC functions, conformance criteria formalize the relationships to Information Infrastructure functions. Criteria that apply to all Care Management functions are listed in this header (see Conformance Clause page six for discussion of "inherited" conformance criteria

In the Direct Care functions there are times when actions/activities related to "patients" are also applicable to the patient representative. Therefore, in this section, the term "patient" could refer to the patient and/or the patient's personal representative (e.g. guardian, surrogate
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Activity Clearance, Birth Information, Child Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, EPSDT, Genetic information, Growth Data, Immunizations,...
Activity Clearance, Birth Information, Child Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, EPSDT, Genetic information, Growth Data, Immunizations, Medication Management, Newborn Screening, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Patient Identifier, Patient Portals - PHR, Prenatal Screening, Primary Care Management, Quality Measures, Registry Linkages, Security and Confidentiality, Special Terminology and Information, Specialized Scales/Scoring, Well Child/Preventive Care
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Req-455Sport/Activity Clearances2013 Format
DESCRIPTION: Activity Clearances are a review of systems conducted to facilitate a child's participation in extracurricular activities such as camps, sports teams or lessons, dance or gymnastic lessons, and/or student travel. The Activity Clearance should...
DESCRIPTION: Activity Clearances are a review of systems conducted to facilitate a child's participation in extracurricular activities such as camps, sports teams or lessons, dance or gymnastic lessons, and/or student travel. The Activity Clearance should not be confused with a well-child physical examination conducted for the purpose of establishing a patient's health status nor should it be confused with the inpatient examination, assessment, or history and physical. Elements of the Activity Clearance may be specific to the requesting entity (e.g. a school district or the requesting entity may provide a specific form for the clinician to report his or her findings. Alternate names for these types of examinations include: Sports Qualifying Examinations, Clearance forms, and Pre-participation screens.
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Activity Clearance, Well Child/Preventive CareHeaderno
Req-279Support Clinical Communication2013 Format
DESCRIPTION: Healthcare requires secure communications among various participants: patients, doctors, nurses, chronic disease care managers, pharmacies, laboratories, payers, consultants, and etcetera. An effective EHRS supports communication across all relevant participants, reduces the overhead and costs...
DESCRIPTION: Healthcare requires secure communications among various participants: patients, doctors, nurses, chronic disease care managers, pharmacies, laboratories, payers, consultants, and etcetera. An effective EHRS supports communication across all relevant participants, reduces the overhead and costs of healthcare-related communications, and provides automatic tracking and reporting. The list of communication participants is determined by the care setting and may change over time. Because of concerns about scalability of the specification over time, communication participants for all care settings or across care settings are not enumerated here because it would limit the possibilities available to each care setting and implementation. However, communication between providers and between patients and providers will be supported in all appropriate care settings and across care settings. Implementation of the EHRS enables new and more effective channels of communication, significantly improving efficiency and patient care. The communication functions of the EHRS will eventually change the way participants collaborate and distribute the work of patient care.
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Child Welfare, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Growth Data, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareHeaderno
Req-877Editing of Data2013 FormatData editing aspects of the system.Growth DataFunctionno
Req-1090Age- and gender-specific decision support2013 FormatData for decision support SHALL be interpreted in an age- and gender-specific fashion, using age- and gender-specific norms, and using age-appropriate data.Well Child/Preventive CareNormative Statementsno
Req-938Initial Infant Data2013 FormatData recorded in the first hour of life will guide care in the initial neonatal period.Birth Information, Specialized Scales/ScoringFunctionno
Req-1266Milestone Questionnaires2013 FormatDecision support for age-appropriate administration of milestone questionnaires.Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-1255External Sources of Developmental and Behavioral Information2013 Format
Developmental and Behavioral Information requires information from medical as well as non-medical people who interact with a child including but not limited to parents, teachers, and counselors. Developmental Milestones can be divided many ways all...
Developmental and Behavioral Information requires information from medical as well as non-medical people who interact with a child including but not limited to parents, teachers, and counselors. Developmental Milestones can be divided many ways all include some aspect of Physical Development, Social /Personal Skills, Cognitive Development, and Communication Skills. In order for a pediatrician to completely assess a child's developmental progress many external pieces of information must be available to the clinician.
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Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-1040Developmental Scores / Intelligence Tests2013 FormatDevelopmental scores and scales are critical to assessing developmental milestones.Specialized Scales/ScoringFunctionno
Req-104Data and Documentation From External Sources2013 FormatExternal sources are those outside the EHR system, including clinical, administrative, and financial information systems, other EHR systems, PHR systems, and data received through health information exchange networks.Birth Information, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Patient Portals - PHRHeaderno
Req-123Patient, Family and Care Giver Education2013 Format
Facilitate access to educational or support resources pertinent to, and usable by, the patient or patient representative.
The provider or patient is presented with a library of educational materials. Material may be made available in...
Facilitate access to educational or support resources pertinent to, and usable by, the patient or patient representative.
The provider or patient is presented with a library of educational materials. Material may be made available in the language or dialect understood by the patient or representative. Material should be at the level of the patient or representative's level of understanding and sensory capability. Special needs are documented. Material may be disseminated via a mode available to and acceptable by the patient e.g., printed, electronically or otherwise. The review of material between the clinician and the patient, and the patient's understanding of the review, is documented when desired by the clinician. The patient or patient's representatives are able to obtain educational information independently without formal review with the clinician if desired.
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Growth Data, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-846Support display of normative curves in standard deviations2013 FormatFor all curves described here, the system MAY provide views of normative curves in standard deviations to allow for the interpretation of more extreme measurements (e.g., charts for very obese children where all measurements are >95th percentileGrowth DataNormative Statementsno
Req-843Display date of each data point on growth chart2013 FormatFor all growth charts the curve SHOULD provide a display of the date of each data point shown on the curve.Growth Data, Well Child/Preventive CareNormative Statementsno
Req-845Ability to exclude data points from growth charts2013 FormatFor all growth charts the system SHOULD allow for the exclusion of selected data points, as in when a patient presents with an acute abnormality that affects the measurement (e.g., acute dehydrationGrowth Data, Primary Care ManagementNormative Statementsno
Req-844Growth chart magnification2013 FormatFor all growth charts the system SHOULD allow the magnification ("zooming" of the display in order to facilitate understanding of curves where there are many densely-spaced data points.Growth Data, Well Child/Preventive CareNormative Statementsno
Req-1224Dates of out-of-home care2013 FormatFor children who have ever been in out-of-home care, the system SHOULD have the ability to store and display information about the dates of the out-of-home care.Child WelfareNormative Statementsno
Req-106Record Management2013 Format
For those functions related to data capture, data may be captured using standardized code sets or nomenclature, depending on the nature of the data, or captured as unstructured data. Care-setting dependent data is entered by...
For those functions related to data capture, data may be captured using standardized code sets or nomenclature, depending on the nature of the data, or captured as unstructured data. Care-setting dependent data is entered by a variety of caregivers. Details of who entered data and when it was captured should be tracked. Data may also be captured from devices or other tele-health applications.
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Birth Information, Child Welfare, Genetic information, Growth Data, Immunizations, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Patient Identifier, Patient Portals...
Birth Information, Child Welfare, Genetic information, Growth Data, Immunizations, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Patient Identifier, Patient Portals - PHR, Prenatal Screening, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive Care
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Req-847Head Circumference2013 FormatHead circumference is typically measured in newborns and then at every well-child visit through 36 months of life. Head circumference may also be measured at other times based on clinician concern, or in cases of chronic neurologic disease or developmental delayChildren with Special Healthcare Needs, Growth Data, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-1278History of Abuse and Neglect2013 FormatHistory of Abuse and NeglectChild Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-1108Capture and document overrides of immunization notifications2013 Format
IF a provider overrides an immunization notification THEN the system MAY prompt the prescriber for documentation and attestation supporting the override, comprised of: a vaccine dose identifiers, b the patient for whom the dose was...
IF a provider overrides an immunization notification THEN the system MAY prompt the prescriber for documentation and attestation supporting the override, comprised of: a vaccine dose identifiers, b the patient for whom the dose was originally intended, c the patient who received the dose, d the current prescriber (if different from the original provider ordering the dose e the reason for the override and f signature.
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ImmunizationsNormative Statementsno
Req-1135Alert for ordered immunizations not forecasted2013 FormatIF a vaccine dose order is not indicated in the immunization forecast for a patient, THEN the system SHALL provide an alert to the provider ordering the dose and to the nurse administering the dose.ImmunizationsNormative Statementsno
Req-1107Alert for identical vaccine dose order2013 FormatIF a vaccine dose/identifier is linked to a specific patient record AND a provider orders/prescribes that dose for a different patient, THEN the system SHALL notify the prescriber for order cancellation or override/documentation.ImmunizationsNormative Statementsno
Req-684Propagate identical data for related patients2013 FormatIF related patients register with any identical data, THEN the system SHOULD provide the ability to propagate that data to all their records.Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship DataNormative Statementsno
Req-1243Maximum pediatric daily dose2013 FormatIF the maximum daily dose or maximum pediatric daily dose is known, then the system SHALL apply the lesser of the two in dosing decision support.Medication ManagementNormative Statementsno
Req-1148Immunization prompts for patients weighing less than 2 kg2013 FormatIF the patient's weight is below 2 kg, THEN the system SHALL provide the ability to generate a prompt for the immunization prescriber.
ImmunizationsNormative Statementsno
Req-1145Report adverse immunization events per legal requirements2013 FormatIF the system has the capacity to prepare reports of patient adverse events due to immunizations, THEN the system SHALL prepare the report according to the requirements of local, state and federal agencies as specified by law.Immunizations, Registry LinkagesNormative Statementsno
Req-1112Update immunization inventory on vaccine dose administration2013 FormatIF the system links to a vaccine inventory (formulary THEN the system SHOULD update the inventory/formulary when a vaccine dose is administered and documented.ImmunizationsNormative Statementsno
Req-1128Decision support for options on specific vaccine products2013 FormatIF the system recommends a list of antigens for which a patient is eligible THEN the system SHALL provide the ability to give real-time decision support as to options on specific vaccine products (including combination vaccines according to what vaccine products are available.ImmunizationsNormative Statementsno
Req-1115EHR communication with medication management system2013 FormatIF vaccines doses are managed by a vaccine/medication management system, THEN the EHR system SHOULD exchange standard messages with the medication management system.Immunizations, Medication ManagementNormative Statementsno
Req-124Support for Identification of Potential Problems and Trends2013 Format
Identify trends that may lead to significant problems, and provide prompts for consideration.
When personal health information is collected directly during a patient visit, input by the patient, or acquired from an external source (lab...
Identify trends that may lead to significant problems, and provide prompts for consideration.
When personal health information is collected directly during a patient visit, input by the patient, or acquired from an external source (lab results it is important to be able to identify potential problems and trends that may be patient-specific, given the individual's personal health profile, or changes warranting further assessment. For example: significant trends (lab results, weight a decrease in creatinine clearance for a patient on metformin, an abnormal increase in INR for a patient on warfarin, an increase in suicidal ideation; presence of methamphetamines; or absence of therapeutic levels of antidepressants.
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Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-988Age-specific ROS2013 FormatIf Review of Systems (ROS is composed of structured data then it SHALL allow age-specific content.Well Child/Preventive CareNormative Statementsno
Req-901Capture and record Birth Order for Multiple Births2013 FormatIf an infant is not a singleton, the system SHALL record the birth order.Birth Information, Patient IdentifierNormative Statementsno
Req-655Indicate formulae for drug dose recommendations2013 Format
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Medication ManagementNormative Statementsno
Req-1104Immunization procurement and inventory management2013 FormatImmunization procurement and inventory managementImmunizationsHeaderno
Req-1235Capture medication dosing details2013 Format
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Medication ManagementNormative Statementsno
Req-513Retrieve, capture, store, and display information regarding age of menarche, past sexual activity of the victim, teen pregnancy and births.2013 FormatIn cases of child abuse the system SHOULD provide the ability to retrieve, capture, store, and display information regarding age of menarche, past sexual activity of the patient, teen pregnancy and births.Child Abuse Reporting, Well Child/Preventive CareNormative Statementsno
Req-989Birth Demographics2013 FormatIn either single or multiple births the mother's demographics, except for name, are associated with the child. Additionally, the names initially given the baby(ies may be simply "Baby 1," "Baby 2," etc.Patient IdentifierHeaderno
Req-125Capture Data and Documentation from External Clinical Sources2013 FormatIncorporate clinical data and documentation from external sources. Mechanisms for incorporating external clinical data and documentation (including identification of source such as image documents and other clinically relevant data are available. Data incorporated through these mechanisms is presented alongside locally captured documentation and notes wherever appropriate.Birth InformationFunctionno
Req-896Growth and Developmental Parameters2013 FormatIntrauterine growth, symmetry, and maturation are critical aspects of the birth history.Birth Information, Patient IdentifierFunctionno
Req-851Length/Height2013 FormatLength is typically measured in newborns and then at every well-child visit through 36 months of life. Afterwards, height is typically recorded. Length/height may also be measured at other times based on clinician concern.Growth Data, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-1105Link vaccine doses to specific patients2013 FormatLink vaccine doses to specific patientsImmunizationsFunctionno
Req-289Care Plans, Treatment Plans, Guidelines, and Protocols2013 FormatMaintain Care Plans, Treatment Plans, Guidelines and Protocols.Children with Special Healthcare Needs, EPSDT, Patient Portals - PHR, Primary Care Management, Quality Measures, Well Child/Preventive CareHeaderno
Req-287Preferences, Directives, Consents and Authorizations2013 FormatMaintain preferences, directives, consents and authorizations.
Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Primary Care Management, Security and Confidentiality, Special Terminology...
Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Primary Care Management, Security and Confidentiality, Special Terminology and Information
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Req-575Non-Medication Orders and Referrals Management2013 FormatManage Non-Medication Orders and ReferralsMedication Management, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareHeaderno
Req-288Orders and Referrals Management2013 FormatManage Orders and Referrals.Medication Management, Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareHeaderno
Req-1109Manage immunization inventory2013 FormatManage immunization inventoryImmunizationsFunctionno
Req-1158Preserve codification of maternal data2013 FormatMaternal data, when captured into the child's chart, SHOULD preserve codification when codified in the maternal chart.Prenatal ScreeningNormative Statementsno
Req-904Maternal Data and Labs2013 FormatMaternal laboratory data and serologies are critical to the care of a newborn infant.Birth InformationFunctionno
Req-917Maternal substance abuse and social history2013 FormatMaternal social history and history of substance abuse can have a dramatic impact on the care of a newborn infant.Birth InformationFunctionno
Req-1016Scales and Scoring2013 FormatMedical care of children relies on a myriad of specialized scales and scoring systems.Specialized Scales/Scoring, Well Child/Preventive CareHeaderno
Req-872Anthropometric prescribing support2013 FormatMost pediatric drug dosing is weight-based. Sometimes drug dosing is based on body surface area or other anthropometric measures (e.g., oncology drugsGrowth DataHeaderno
Req-1245Multiple and flexible models of consent2013 FormatMultiple and flexible models of consentSecurity and ConfidentialityFunctionno
Req-874Predictive growth and clinical context2013 FormatPredictive growth and clinical contextGrowth DataHeaderno
Req-926Medication use during pregnancy2013 FormatPrescribed medications taken during pregnancy or near the time of birth are important for the care of a newborn infant.Birth InformationFunctionno
Req-107Standards Based Interoperability2013 Format
Provide automated health care delivery processes and seamless exchange of clinical, administrative, and financial information through standards-based solutions.
Interoperability standards enable an EHR-S to operate as a set of applications. This results in a unified...
Provide automated health care delivery processes and seamless exchange of clinical, administrative, and financial information through standards-based solutions.
Interoperability standards enable an EHR-S to operate as a set of applications. This results in a unified view of the system where the reality is that several disparate systems may be coming together.
Interoperability standards also enable the sharing of information between EHR systems, including the participation in regional, national, or international information exchanges.
Timely and efficient access to information and capture of information is promoted with minimal impact to the user.
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Immunizations, Prenatal Screening, Registry Linkages, School-Based LinkagesHeaderno
Req-948Neonatal Resuscitation2013 FormatResuscitation is common in the delivery room and the steps taken must be documented as part of the record.Birth InformationFunctionno
Req-273Support for Medication and Immunization Administration2013 Format
STATEMENT: Alert providers to potential administration errors (such as wrong patient, wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong route and wrong time in support of safe and accurate medication administration and support medication administration workflow.
DESCRIPTION: To...
STATEMENT: Alert providers to potential administration errors (such as wrong patient, wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong route and wrong time in support of safe and accurate medication administration and support medication administration workflow.
DESCRIPTION: To reduce medication errors at the time of administration of a medication, the patient is positively identified; checks on the drug, the dose, the route and the time are facilitated. Documentation is a by-product of this checking; administration details and additional patient information, such as injection site, vital signs, and pain assessments, are captured.
Access to drug monograph information may be provided to allow providers to check details about a drug and enhance patient education. Workflow for medication administration is supported through prompts and reminders regarding the "window" for timely administration of medications.
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Immunizations, Medication Management, Registry LinkagesFunctionno
Req-563Clinical Task Assignment and Routing2013 Format
STATEMENT: Assignment, delegation and/or transmission of tasks to the appropriate parties.
DESCRIPTION: Tasks are at all times assigned to at least one user or role for disposition. Whether the task is assignable and to whom...
STATEMENT: Assignment, delegation and/or transmission of tasks to the appropriate parties.
DESCRIPTION: Tasks are at all times assigned to at least one user or role for disposition. Whether the task is assignable and to whom the task can be assigned will be determined by the specific needs of practitioners in a care setting. Task-assignment lists help users prioritize and complete assigned tasks. For example, after receiving communication (e.g. a phone call or e-mail from a patient, the triage nurse routes or assigns a task to return the patient's call to the physician who is on call. Task creation and assignment may be automated, where appropriate. An example of a system-triggered task is when lab results are received electronically; a task to review the result is automatically generated and assigned to a clinician. Task assignment ensures that all tasks are disposed of by the appropriate person or role and allows efficient interaction of entities in the care process.
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Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-265Notifications and Reminders for Preventive Services and Wellness2013 Format
STATEMENT: Between healthcare encounters, notify the patient and/or appropriate provider of those preventive services, tests, or behavioral actions that are due or overdue.
DESCRIPTION: The provider can generate notifications to patients regarding activities that are...
STATEMENT: Between healthcare encounters, notify the patient and/or appropriate provider of those preventive services, tests, or behavioral actions that are due or overdue.
DESCRIPTION: The provider can generate notifications to patients regarding activities that are due or overdue and these communications can be captured. Examples include but are not limited to time sensitive patient and provider notification of: follow-up appointments, laboratory tests, immunizations or examinations. The notifications can be customized in terms of timing, repetitions and administration reports. E.g. a PAP test reminder might be sent to the patient two months prior to the test being due, repeated at three month intervals, and then reported to the administrator or clinician when nine months overdue.
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EPSDT, Newborn Screening, Patient Portals - PHR, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-248Capture Patient Health Data Derived from Administrative and Financial Data and Documentation2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and explicitly label patient health data derived from administrative or financial data; and link the data source with that data.
DESCRIPTION: It is critically important to be able to distinguish patient health data...
STATEMENT: Capture and explicitly label patient health data derived from administrative or financial data; and link the data source with that data.
DESCRIPTION: It is critically important to be able to distinguish patient health data derived from administrative or financial data from clinically authenticated data. Sources of administrative and financial data relating to a patient's health may provide this data for entry into the health record or be given a mechanism for entering this data directly. The data must be explicitly labeled as derived from administrative or financial data, and information about the source must be linked with that data. Patient health data that is derived from administrative or financial data may be provided by:
1. the patient
2. a provider
3. a payer, or
4. entities that transmit or process administrative or financial data.
Since this data is non-clinical, it may not be authenticated for inclusion in the patient's legal health record. Registration data, which may contain demographic data and pertinent positive and negative histories, is an example of administrative and financial data that may be captured.
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Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship DataFunctionno
Req-560Capture Patient-Originated Data2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and explicitly label patient originated data, link the data source with the data, and support provider authentication for inclusion in patient health record.
DESCRIPTION: It is critically important to be able to distinguish...
STATEMENT: Capture and explicitly label patient originated data, link the data source with the data, and support provider authentication for inclusion in patient health record.
DESCRIPTION: It is critically important to be able to distinguish patient-originated data that is either provided or entered by a patient from clinically authenticated data. Patients may provide data for entry into the health record or be given a mechanism for entering this data directly. Patient-originated data intended for use by providers will be available for their use.
Data about the patient may be appropriately provided by:
1. the patient
2. a surrogate (parent, spouse, guardian or
3. an informant (teacher, lawyer, case worker
An electronic health record may provide the ability for direct data entry by any of these.
Patient-originated data may also be captured by devices and transmitted for inclusion into the electronic health record.
Data entered by any of these must be stored with source information. A provider must authenticate patient-originated data included in the patient's legal health record.
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Patient Portals - PHRFunctionno
Req-128Manage Patient Demographics2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain demographic information. Where appropriate, the data should be clinically relevant and reportable.
DESCRIPTION: Contact information including addresses and phone numbers, as well as key demographic information such as date of birth,...
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain demographic information. Where appropriate, the data should be clinically relevant and reportable.
DESCRIPTION: Contact information including addresses and phone numbers, as well as key demographic information such as date of birth, time of birth, gestation, gender, and other information is stored and maintained for unique patient identification, reporting purposes and for the provision of care. Patient demographics are captured and maintained as discrete fields (e.g., patient names and addresses and may be enumerated, numeric or codified. Key patient identifiers are shown on all patient information output (such as name and ID# on each screen of a patient's record The system will track who updates demographic information, and when the demographic information is updated.
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Birth Information, Child Welfare, Genetic information, Growth Data, Patient Identifier, Prenatal Screening, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-257Manage Immunization Administration2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain discrete data concerning immunizations given to a patient including date administered, type, manufacturer, lot number, and any allergic or adverse reactions. Facilitate the interaction with an immunization registry to allow maintenance...
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain discrete data concerning immunizations given to a patient including date administered, type, manufacturer, lot number, and any allergic or adverse reactions. Facilitate the interaction with an immunization registry to allow maintenance of a patient's immunization history.
DESCRIPTION: During an encounter, recommendations based on accepted immunization schedules are presented to the provider. Allergen and adverse reaction histories are checked prior to giving the immunization. If an immunization is administered, discrete data elements associated with the immunization including date, type, manufacturer and lot number are recorded. Any new adverse or allergic reactions are noted. If required, a report is made to the public health immunization registry.
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Activity Clearance, EPSDT, Immunizations, Registry LinkagesFunctionno
Req-268Manage Patient History2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain medical, procedural/surgical, social and family history including the capture of pertinent positive and negative histories, patient-reported or externally available patient clinical history.
DESCRIPTION: The history of the current illness and patient...
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain medical, procedural/surgical, social and family history including the capture of pertinent positive and negative histories, patient-reported or externally available patient clinical history.
DESCRIPTION: The history of the current illness and patient historical data related to previous medical diagnoses, surgeries and other procedures performed on the patient, and relevant health conditions of family members is captured through such methods as patient reporting (for example interview, medical alert band or electronic or non-electronic historical data. This data may take the form of a pertinent positive such as: "The patient/family member has had..." or a pertinent negative such as "The patient/family member has not had..." When first seen by a health care provider, patients typically bring with them clinical information from past encounters. This and similar information is captured and presented alongside locally captured documentation and notes wherever appropriate.
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Birth Information, Child Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Genetic information, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Patient Identifier, Prenatal Screening,...
Birth Information, Child Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Genetic information, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Patient Identifier, Prenatal Screening, Primary Care Management, Security and Confidentiality, Specialized Scales/Scoring, Well Child/Preventive Care
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Req-749Manage Patient and Family Preferences2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain patient and family preferences. DESCRIPTION: Patient and family preferences regarding issues such as language, religion, spiritual practices and culture may be important to the delivery of care. It is important to...
STATEMENT: Capture and maintain patient and family preferences. DESCRIPTION: Patient and family preferences regarding issues such as language, religion, spiritual practices and culture may be important to the delivery of care. It is important to capture these so that they will be available to the provider at the point of care.
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Req-122Manage Patient Clinical Measurements2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and manage patient clinical measures, such as vital signs, as discrete patient data.
DESCRIPTION: Patient measures such as vital signs are captured and managed as discrete data to facilitate reporting and provision of...
STATEMENT: Capture and manage patient clinical measures, such as vital signs, as discrete patient data.
DESCRIPTION: Patient measures such as vital signs are captured and managed as discrete data to facilitate reporting and provision of care. Other clinical measures (such as expiratory flow rate, size of lesion, etc. are captured and managed, and may be discrete data.
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EPSDT, Growth Data, Medication Management, Primary Care Management, Specialized Scales/Scoring, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-698Manage Non-Medication Patient Care Orders2013 Format
STATEMENT: Capture and track patient care orders. Enable the origination, documentation, and tracking of non-medication patient care orders.
DESCRIPTION: Non-medication orders that request actions or items can be captured and tracked including new, renewal and...
STATEMENT: Capture and track patient care orders. Enable the origination, documentation, and tracking of non-medication patient care orders.
DESCRIPTION: Non-medication orders that request actions or items can be captured and tracked including new, renewal and discontinue orders. Examples include orders to transfer a patient between units, to ambulate a patient, for medical supplies, durable medical equipment, home IV, and diet or therapy orders.
Each item ordered includes the appropriate detail, such as order identification and instructions. Orders should be communicated to the correct service provider for completion.
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Medication ManagementFunctionno
Req-680Manage Orders for Blood Products and Other Biologics2013 Format
STATEMENT: Communicate with appropriate sources or registries to manage orders for blood products or other biologics.
DESCRIPTION: Interact with a blood bank system or other source to support orders for blood products or other biologics...
STATEMENT: Communicate with appropriate sources or registries to manage orders for blood products or other biologics.
DESCRIPTION: Interact with a blood bank system or other source to support orders for blood products or other biologics including discontinuance orders. Use of such products in the provision of care is captured. Blood bank or other functionality that may come under jurisdictional law or other regulation (e.g. by the FDA in the United States is not required; functional communication with such a system is required.
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Medication ManagementFunctionno
Req-254Manage Assessments2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create and maintain assessments.
DESCRIPTION: During an encounter with a patient, the provider will conduct an assessment that is germane to the age, gender, developmental or functional state, medical and behavioral condition of the...
STATEMENT: Create and maintain assessments.
DESCRIPTION: During an encounter with a patient, the provider will conduct an assessment that is germane to the age, gender, developmental or functional state, medical and behavioral condition of the patient, such as growth charts, developmental profiles, and disease specific assessments. Wherever possible, this assessment should follow industry standard protocols although, for example, an assessment for an infant will have different content than one for an elderly patient. When a specific standard assessment does not exist, a unique assessment can be created, using the format and data elements of similar standard assessments whenever possible.
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Child Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, EPSDT, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Primary Care...
Child Abuse Reporting, Child Welfare, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, EPSDT, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Primary Care Management, Registry Linkages, Special Terminology and Information, Well Child/Preventive Care
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Req-263Manage Problem List2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient- specific problem lists.
DESCRIPTION: A problem list may include, but is not limited to: Chronic conditions, diagnoses, or symptoms, functional limitations, visit or stay-specific conditions, diagnoses, or symptoms. Problem lists...
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient- specific problem lists.
DESCRIPTION: A problem list may include, but is not limited to: Chronic conditions, diagnoses, or symptoms, functional limitations, visit or stay-specific conditions, diagnoses, or symptoms. Problem lists are managed over time, whether over the course of a visit or stay or the life of a patient, allowing documentation of historical information and tracking the changing character of problem(s and their priority. The source (e.g. the provider, the system id, or the patient of the updates should be documented. In addition all pertinent dates are stored. All pertinent dates are stored, including date noted or diagnosed, dates of any changes in problem specification or prioritization, and date of resolution. This might include time stamps, where useful and appropriate. The entire problem history for any problem in the list is viewable.
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Child Welfare, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-253Manage Allergy, Intolerance and Adverse Reaction List2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient-specific allergy, intolerance and adverse reaction lists.
DESCRIPTION: Allergens, including immunizations, and substances are identified and coded (whenever possible and the list is captured and maintained over time. All pertinent dates,...
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient-specific allergy, intolerance and adverse reaction lists.
DESCRIPTION: Allergens, including immunizations, and substances are identified and coded (whenever possible and the list is captured and maintained over time. All pertinent dates, including patient-reported events, are stored and the description of the patient allergy and adverse reaction is modifiable over time. The entire allergy history, including reaction, for any allergen is viewable. The list(s includes all reactions including those that are classifiable as a true allergy, intolerance, side effect or other adverse reaction to drug, dietary or environmental triggers. Notations indicating whether item is patient reported and/or provider verified are maintained.
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Child Welfare, Immunizations, Medication Management, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Registry Linkages, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-258Manage Immunization List2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient-specific immunization lists.
DESCRIPTION: Immunization lists are managed over time, whether over the course of a visit or stay, or the lifetime of a patient. Details of immunizations administered are captured...
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient-specific immunization lists.
DESCRIPTION: Immunization lists are managed over time, whether over the course of a visit or stay, or the lifetime of a patient. Details of immunizations administered are captured as discrete data elements including date, type, manufacturer and lot number. The entire immunization history is viewable.
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Activity Clearance, Immunizations, Medication ManagementFunctionno
Req-259Manage Medication List2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient-specific medication lists.
DESCRIPTION: Medication lists are managed over time, whether over the course of a visit or stay, or the lifetime of a patient. All pertinent dates, including medication start,...
STATEMENT: Create and maintain patient-specific medication lists.
DESCRIPTION: Medication lists are managed over time, whether over the course of a visit or stay, or the lifetime of a patient. All pertinent dates, including medication start, modification, and end dates are stored. The entire medication history for any medication, including alternative supplements and herbal medications, is viewable. Medication lists are not limited to medication orders recorded by providers, but may include, for example, pharmacy dispense/supply records, patient-reported medications and additional information such as age specific dosage.
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Medication ManagementFunctionno
Req-740Manage Medication Orders2013 Format
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Medication ManagementFunctionno
Req-255Manage Clinical Documents and Notes2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create, addend, correct, authenticate and close, as needed, transcribed or directly-entered clinical documentation and notes.
DESCRIPTION: Clinical documents and notes may be unstructured and created in a narrative form, which may be based on...
STATEMENT: Create, addend, correct, authenticate and close, as needed, transcribed or directly-entered clinical documentation and notes.
DESCRIPTION: Clinical documents and notes may be unstructured and created in a narrative form, which may be based on a template, graphical, audio, etc.. The documents may also be structured documents that result in the capture of coded data. Each of these forms of clinical documentation is important and appropriate for different users and situations.
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Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-767Manage Structured Health Record Information2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create, capture, and maintain structured health record information.

DESCRIPTION: Structured health record information is divided into discrete fields, and may be enumerated, numeric or codified.

Examples of structured health information include:
-...
STATEMENT: Create, capture, and maintain structured health record information.

DESCRIPTION: Structured health record information is divided into discrete fields, and may be enumerated, numeric or codified.

Examples of structured health information include:
- patient address (non-codified, but discrete field
- diastolic blood pressure (numeric
- coded result observation
- coded diagnosis
- patient risk assessment questionnaire with multiple-choice answers

Context may determine whether or not data are unstructured, e.g., a progress note might be standardized and structured in some EHRS (e.g., Subjective/Objective/Assessment/Plan but unstructured in others.
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Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-256Manage Consents and Authorizations2013 Format
STATEMENT: Create, maintain, and verify patient decisions such as informed consent for treatment and authorization/consent for disclosure when required.
DESCRIPTION: Decisions are documented and include the extent of information, verification levels and exposition of treatment...
STATEMENT: Create, maintain, and verify patient decisions such as informed consent for treatment and authorization/consent for disclosure when required.
DESCRIPTION: Decisions are documented and include the extent of information, verification levels and exposition of treatment options. This documentation helps ensure that decisions made at the discretion of the patient, family, or other responsible party govern the actual care that is delivered or withheld.
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Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Primary Care Management, Security and Confidentiality, Special Terminology...
Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Parents and Guardians and Family Relationship Data, Primary Care Management, Security and Confidentiality, Special Terminology and Information
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Req-569Support for Non-Medication Ordering2013 Format
STATEMENT: Display and request provider validation of information necessary for non-medication orders that make the order pertinent, relevant and resource-conservative at the time of provider order entry.

DESCRIPTION: Possible order entry support includes, but...
STATEMENT: Display and request provider validation of information necessary for non-medication orders that make the order pertinent, relevant and resource-conservative at the time of provider order entry.

DESCRIPTION: Possible order entry support includes, but is not limited to: notification of missing results required for the order, suggested corollary orders, notification of duplicate orders, institution-specific order guidelines, guideline-based orders/order sets, order sets, order reference text, patient diagnosis specific recommendations pertaining to the order. Also, warnings for orders that may be inappropriate or contraindicated for specific patients (e.g. X-rays for pregnant women are presented.

Non-medication orders include orders such as:
• supplies such as 4x4's and ACE bandages
• non-medical devices such as TTY phones for the hearing impaired
• groups of supplies or kits common to an organization
• simple durable medical equipment (DME such as crutches or walkers
• complex DME such as wheelchairs and hospital beds
• therapies and other services that may require a referral and/or an authorization for insurance coverage
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Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-1008Manage Data Associated with Breast Milk Storage and Administration2013 Format
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Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-715Standard Terminologies and Terminology Models2013 Format
STATEMENT: Employ standard terminologies to ensure data correctness and to enable semantic interoperability (both within an enterprise and externally
Support a formal standard terminology model.

DESCRIPTION: Semantic interoperability requires standard terminologies combined with a...
STATEMENT: Employ standard terminologies to ensure data correctness and to enable semantic interoperability (both within an enterprise and externally
Support a formal standard terminology model.

DESCRIPTION: Semantic interoperability requires standard terminologies combined with a formal standard information model. An example of an information model is the HL7 Reference Information model.
Examples of terminologies that an EHR-S may support include: LOINC, SNOMED, ICD-9, ICD-10, and CPT-4.
A terminology provides semantic and computable identity to its concepts.
Terminologies are use-case dependent and may or may not be realm dependent. For example, terminologies for public health interoperability may differ from those for healthcare quality, administrative reporting, research, etc.
Formal standard terminology models enable common semantic representations by describing relationships that exist between concepts within a terminology or in different terminologies, such as exemplified in the model descriptions contained in the HL7 Common Terminology Services specification.
The clinical use of standard terminologies is greatly enhanced with the ability to perform hierarchical inference searches across coded concepts. Hierarchical Inference enables searches to be conducted across sets of coded concepts stored in an EHR-S.
Relationships between concepts in the terminology are used in the search to recognize child concepts of a common parent. For example, there may be a parent concept, "penicillin containing preparations" which has numerous child concepts, each of which represents a preparation containing a specific form of penicillin (Penicillin V, Penicillin G, etc. Therefore, a search may be conducted to find all patients taking any form of penicillin preparation.
Clinical and other terminologies may be provided through a terminology service internal or external to an EHR-S. An example of a terminology service is described in the HL7 Common Terminology Services specification.
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Medication Management, Special Terminology and InformationFunctionno
Req-574Patient Access Management2013 Format
STATEMENT: Enable a healthcare delivery organization to allow and manage a patient's access to the patient's personal health information.
DESCRIPTION: A healthcare delivery organization will be able to manage a patient's ability to view his...
STATEMENT: Enable a healthcare delivery organization to allow and manage a patient's access to the patient's personal health information.
DESCRIPTION: A healthcare delivery organization will be able to manage a patient's ability to view his or her EHR based on scope of practice, organization policy or jurisdictional law. Typically, a patient has the right to view his or her EHR and the right to place restrictions on who can view parts or the whole of that EHR. For example, in some jurisdictions, minors have the right to restrict access to their data by parents/guardians.
One example of managing a patient's access to his or her data is by extending user access controls to patients.
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Patient Portals - PHR, School-Based Linkages, Security and ConfidentialityFunctionno
Req-277Registry Notification2013 Format
STATEMENT: Enable the automated transfer of formatted demographic and clinical information to and from local disease specific registries (and other notifiable registries for patient monitoring and subsequent epidemiological analysis.
DESCRIPTION: The user can export personal...
STATEMENT: Enable the automated transfer of formatted demographic and clinical information to and from local disease specific registries (and other notifiable registries for patient monitoring and subsequent epidemiological analysis.
DESCRIPTION: The user can export personal health information to disease specific registries, other notifiable registries such as immunization registries, through standard data transfer protocols or messages. The user can update and configure communication for new registries.
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Birth Information, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Genetic information, Immunizations, Registry LinkagesFunctionno
Req-274Patient Privacy and Confidentiality2013 Format
STATEMENT: Enable the enforcement of the applicable jurisdictional and organizational patient privacy rules as they apply to various parts of an EHR-S through the implementation of security mechanisms.
DESCRIPTION: Patients' privacy and the confidentiality of...
STATEMENT: Enable the enforcement of the applicable jurisdictional and organizational patient privacy rules as they apply to various parts of an EHR-S through the implementation of security mechanisms.
DESCRIPTION: Patients' privacy and the confidentiality of EHRs are violated if access to EHRs occurs without authorization. Violations or potential violations can impose tangible economic or social losses on affected patients, as well as less tangible feelings of vulnerability and pain. Fear of potential violations discourages patients from revealing sensitive personal information that may be relevant to diagnostic and treatment services. Rules for the protection of privacy and confidentiality may vary depending upon the vulnerability of patients and the sensitivity of records. Strongest protections should apply to the records of minors and the records of patients with stigmatized conditions. Authorization to access the most sensitive parts of an EHR is most definitive if made by the explicit and specific consent of the patient. Please see the definition of masking in the glossary.
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Patient Identifier, Prenatal Screening, Security and ConfidentialityFunctionno
Req-568Manage Referrals2013 Format
STATEMENT: Enable the origination, documentation and tracking of referrals between care providers or healthcare organizations, including clinical and administrative details of the referral, and consents and authorizations for disclosures as required.
DESCRIPTION: Documentation and tracking...
STATEMENT: Enable the origination, documentation and tracking of referrals between care providers or healthcare organizations, including clinical and administrative details of the referral, and consents and authorizations for disclosures as required.
DESCRIPTION: Documentation and tracking of a referral from one care provider to another is supported, whether the referred to or referring providers are internal or external to the healthcare organization. Guidelines for whether a particular referral for a particular patient is appropriate in a clinical context and with regard to administrative factors such as insurance may be provided to the care provider at the time the referral is created.
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Primary Care Management, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-694Registry and Directory Services2013 Format
STATEMENT: Enable the use of registry services and directories to uniquely identify, locate and supply links for retrieval of information related to:
- patients and providers for healthcare purposes;
- payers, health plans, sponsors, and...
STATEMENT: Enable the use of registry services and directories to uniquely identify, locate and supply links for retrieval of information related to:
- patients and providers for healthcare purposes;
- payers, health plans, sponsors, and employers for administrative and financial purposes;
- public health agencies for healthcare purposes, and
- healthcare resources and devices for resource management purposes.
DESCRIPTION: Registry and directory service functions are critical to successfully managing the security, interoperability, and the consistency of the health record data across an EHR-S. These services enable the linking of relevant information across multiple information sources within, or external to, an EHR-S for use within an application.
Directories and registries support communication between EHR Systems and may be organized hierarchically or in a federated fashion. For example, a patient being treated by a primary care physician for a chronic condition may become ill while out of town. The new provider's EHR-S interrogates a local, regional, or national registry to find the patient's previous records. From the primary care record, a remote EHR-S retrieves relevant information in conformance with applicable patient privacy and confidentiality rules.
An example of local registry usage is an EHR-S application sending a query message to the Hospital Information System to retrieve a patient's demographic data.
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Child Welfare, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Growth Data, Immunizations, Registry Linkages, Well Child/Preventive CareFunctionno
Req-276Maintenance and Versioning of Standard Terminologies2013 Format
STATEMENT: Enable version control according to customized policies to ensure maintenance of utilized standards.
This includes the ability to accommodate changes to terminology sets as the source terminology undergoes its natural update process (new codes,...
STATEMENT: Enable version control according to customized policies to ensure maintenance of utilized standards.
This includes the ability to accommodate changes to terminology sets as the source terminology undergoes its natural update process (new codes, retired codes, redirected codes Such changes need to be cascaded to clinical content embedded in templates, custom formularies, etc., as determined by local policy.
DESCRIPTION: Version control allows for multiple sets or versions of the same terminology to exist and be distinctly recognized over time.
Terminology standards are usually periodically updated, and concurrent use of different versions may be required. Since the meaning of a concept can change over time, it is important that retrospective analysis and research maintains the ability to relate changing conceptual meanings. If the terminology encoding for a concept changes over time, it is also important that retrospective analysis and research can correlate the different encodings to ensure the permanence of the concept. This does not necessarily imply that complete older versions of the terminology be kept in the EHR-S, only access to the changes needs to be maintained.
It should be possible to retire deprecated versions when applicable business cycles are completed while maintaining obsolescent code sets. An example use of this is for possible claims adjustment throughout the claim's lifecycle.
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Special Terminology and InformationFunctionno
Req-772Interchange Standards Versioning and Maintenance2013 Format
STATEMENT: Enable version control according to local policies to ensure maintenance of utilized interchange standards.
Version control of an interchange standard implementation includes the ability to accommodate changes as the source interchange standard undergoes its...
STATEMENT: Enable version control according to local policies to ensure maintenance of utilized interchange standards.
Version control of an interchange standard implementation includes the ability to accommodate changes as the source interchange standard undergoes its natural update process.

DESCRIPTION:
The life cycle of any given standard results in changes to its requirements. It is critical that an organization know the version of any given standard it uses and what its requirements and capabilities are.

For example, if the organization migrates to an HL7 v2.5 messaging standard, it may choose to take advantage of new capabilities such as specimen or blood bank information. The organization may find that certain fields have been retained for backwards compatibility only or withdrawn altogether. The EHR-S needs to be able to handle all of these possibilities.

Standards typically evolve in such a way as to protect backwards compatibility. On the other hand, sometimes there is little, or no, backwards compatibility when an organization may need to replace an entire standard with a new methodology. An example of this is migrating from HL7 v2 to HL7 v3.

Interchange standards that are backward compatible support exchange among senders and receivers who are using different versions. Version control ensures that those sending information in a later version of a standard consider the difference in information content that can be interchanged effectively with receivers, who are capable of processing only earlier versions. That is, senders need to be aware of the information that receivers are unable to capture and adjust their business processes accordingly.
Version control enables multiple versions of the same interchange standard to exist and be distinctly recognized over time.
Since interchange standards are usually periodically updated, concurrent use of different versions may be required.
Large (and/or federated organizations typically need to use different versions of an interchange standard to meet internal organizational interoperability requirements.
For example, the enterprise-wide standard might use HL7 v2.5 for Lab messages, but some regions of the enterprise might be at a lower level.
It should be possible to retire deprecated interchange standards versions when applicable business cycles are completed while maintaining obsolete versions. An example use of this is for possible claims adjustment throughout the claim's life cycle.
When interchange standards change over time, it is important that retrospective analysis and research correlate and note gaps between the different versions' information structures to support the permanence of concepts over time. An example use of this is the calculation of outcome or performance measures from persisted data stores where one version of a relevant interchange standard, e.g., CDA Release 1 captures the relevant data, e.g., discharge data, differently than CDA Release 2.
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Immunizations, Registry LinkagesFunctionno
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