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EHR Objective 6: Patient-Specific Education

Modified Stage 2

Measure

Use Open Dental to identify and provide education resources for more than 10% of all unique patients who have office visits during a reporting period. Education resources can be based on problems, medications, lab results, or tobacco use.

Exclusions Available? Yes, if a provider has no office visits.

Resources

2017 Spec Sheet (PDF)

Calculation

Education:

  • Denominator:  All unique patients with at least one completed procedure by the provider during the reporting period.
  • Numerator:  Patients in the denominator who were provided an education resource.

Setup

EHR General Setup
Set up Education Resources and Triggers

Patients must meet a defined criteria before an education resource will be triggered in the Education Resource window.  When you set up triggers and education resources, be thoughtful of what you choose as criteria.  Available criteria can be based on problems, medications, or lab orders.  We suggest you set up multiple criteria options.  You will need to provide resources to more than 10% of patients in the denominator, thus education resource criteria should be applicable to more than 10% of patients. 
Ideas for triggers:

  • Education resource triggered for common dental problems such as dental caries, bad breath, etc.
  • Education resource triggered based on a patient's tobacco use.
  • Education resource triggered when patient has "no problems known" problem or "no medications known" medication.

Instructions

Provide Education Resources to Patient

 

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