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Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2

Family Health History


Record patient family health history as structured data.


More than 20 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period have a structured data entry for one or more first-degree relatives.

Clinical Importance:

Capturing family health history can improve efficiencies by minimizing the collection of information across settings. The collection of this information can be used to establish clinical decision support interventions for screening and prevention of chronic conditions based upon patient risk indicators, contributing to reduced costs and improved population health.

CMS Resources:

The following resources are available to help you meet the Family Health History meaningful use menu measure:

CMS EHR Incentive Program FRequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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