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Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 1

Patient Lists


Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach.


Generate at least one report listing patients of the eligible professional with a specific condition.

Clinical Importance

Generating lists of patients by specific conditions assists practices in managing their patient population. These lists can be used to monitor the health and progress of patients leading to improved quality of health and health care.  Patient lists can also help practices focus on where to educate their staff and patients and provide assist in identifying areas of outreach.

CMS Resources

The following resource is available to help you meet the Patient Lists meaningful use menu measure:

Related CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions

National Learning Consortium Resources

The NLC resources are examples of tools that are used in the field today, and that are recommended by “boots-on-the-ground” professionals. The NLC, in partnership with HealthIT.gov, shares this collective EHR implementation knowledge and resources throughout this site.

National Learning Consortium Resources
Resource NameDescriptionSource

Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit



Toolkit that identifies members of racial and ethnic subgroups to measure gaps in care and to explore ways to improve health care quality.

Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS)

The material in these guides and tools represents the collective EHR implementation experiences and knowledge gained directly from the field of ONC’s outreach programs (REC, Beacon, State HIE) and through the Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC) Communities of Practice (CoPs) in their performance of technical support and EHR implementation assistance to primary care providers. The information contained in these resources is not intended to serve as legal advice nor should it substitute for legal counsel. The resource list is not exhaustive, and readers are encouraged to seek additional detailed technical guidance to supplement the information contained herein.

Reference in this web site to any specific resources, tools, products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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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