Table 1. Stage 1 Meaningful Use Core and Menu Objectives by Domain5
Core objectives*
    Improve quality, safety, efficiencyUse computerized provider order entry for medication orders
Implement drug interaction checks
Maintain up-to-date problem list
Generate and transmit prescriptions electronically
Maintain active medication list
Maintain active medication allergy list
Record demographics
Record vital signs
Record smoking status
Report ambulatory clinical quality measures
Implement one clinical decision support rule
    Engage patients and familiesProvide patients with electronic copy of health information
Provide clinical summaries for patients
    Improve care coordinationCapability to exchange key clinical information
    Ensure privacy and security for personal health informationProtect electronic health information
Menu objectives
    Improve quality, safety, efficiency
Implement drug formulary checks
Incorporate clinical lab test results as structured data in EHR
Generate patient list by specific condition
Send reminders to patients
    Engage patients and familiesProvide patients with timely electronic access
Identify patient-specific education resources
    Improve care coordinationPerform medication reconciliation for care transitions
Provide summary care record for care transitions and referrals
    Public healthCapability to submit data to immunization registries or information systems
Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies
  • * Must complete all 15.

  • Must complete 5; at least 1 must be a public health measure.