As mentioned in our recent post, Meaningful Use and Pathology Labs, we stated we would start forwarding on information regarding the affects of Meaningful Use (MU) on pathologists.  Check out this CAP article called Experts Detail Meaningful Use Challenges, Opportunities for Pathologists.  In it they talk about the demand for interfaces and they list 8 objectives (8 of the 15 core objectives – eligible physicians must choose three required core measures and substitute alternate core measures where necessary) specific to pathology.  Here is the listing…

  • Computerized physician order entry (CPOE)
  • Report ambulatory clinical quality measures to CMS/states
  • Implement one clinical decision support rule
  • Provide Patients with an electronic copy of their health information, upon request
  • Record demographics
  • Maintain an up-to-date problem list of current and active diagnoses
  • Capability to exchange key clinical information among providers of care and patient-authorized entities electronically
  • Protect electronic health information