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EHR: Electronic Notes

On October 7, 2015, CMS released a new Final Rule for the EHR Incentive Program. The rule makes the reporting requirements for meaningful use easier for 2015 through 2017. See Modified Stage 2.

EHR Stage 2: Menu Measure 2


For this measure, you must enter and sign procedure notes for eligible patients.

Exclusions Available? Yes




  • Denominator:  Unique patients with at least one office visit during the EHR reporting period for EPs during the EHR reporting period.
  • Numerator:  Patients in the denominator who have at least one entered and signed procedure note.


EHR General Setup


Enter and sign Procedure Notes:

  1. In the patient's Chart module, Progress Notes, double click a Procedure.
  2. Enter the electronic note in the Notes field. 
  3. Sign the note in the Signature/Initials box. 
  4. Click OK.


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