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Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 1

Medication Allergy List

Objective:

Maintain active medication allergy list.

Measure:

More than 80 percent of all unique patients seen by the eligible professional have at least one entry (or an indication that the patient has no known medication allergies) recorded as structured data.

Clinical Importance

Maintaining a list of known medication allergies for a patient is essential for safe patient care. Keeping this information stored in an EHR allows for easy review when prescribing new medications to a patient.

CMS Resources

The following resources are available to help you meet the Medication Allergy List meaningful use core objective:

Related CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions

Related CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions around meaningful use, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

 

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