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EHR:  Medication Allergy List

This information is old and has been replaced by the Modified Stage 2 requirements per the Final Rule, 10/7/2015.

EHR Stage 1: Core Measure 6


A patient's allergy list should contain an up-to-date list of active allergies or an indication that no allergies are known.

Allergies show on Summaries of Care and Clinical Summaries and are used in Open Dental Drug-Allergy Interaction Checks.

Exclusions Available? No



In the Stage 1 Measures Report, the provider percentage for AllergyList is calculated using the following information:

  • Denominator: All unique patients with at least one completed procedure by the provider during the reporting period.
  • Numerator: Patients in the denominator who have at least one allergy in their allergy list, or an entry with an indicator of 'no allergies known'.


There are three setup steps:

  • Associate all allergies in the Master Allergy List with an Allergy Type. 
  • Attach all medication allergies to a Medication with an RxNorm.
  • In the master allergy list, create an option to indicate 'no allergies known'.  Then in Chart Module Preferences, select the option as the 'Indicator that patient has no allergies'. 


See Patient Allergy List
Webinar: Documenting Current Problems, Medications, and Allergies (GoToMeeting)

If you are using Electronic Prescriptions (eRx):  At this time, the patient's Open Dental allergy list is not passed to the eRx Allergy List.  However, allergies entered by other providers or pharmacies may show automatically in the eRx interface.  For patient safety, verify active allergies are listed in eRx so that Drug-Allergy Interaction Checks work correctly.


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