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[Objective 9] Secure Messaging

Last Updated: May 30, 2016 11:32AM PDT


Send a secure message using CEHRT (Elation Patient Passport) to at least one patient during the 2016 reporting period. 

  • Any provider who has no office visits during reporting period

  • Any provider who conducts 50% or more of his or her patient encounters in a county that does not have 50 percent or more of its housing units with 4Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period


Measure Details

Specifications from CMS: Objective 9

Numerator: The number of patients to whom the provider sent a secure message using patient portal (patients must have been seen during the EHR reporting period).

Denominator: Number of unique patients seen by the provider during the EHR reporting period.

How to Meet This Measure in Elation 

Once the patient has registered for Elation Patient Passport (Instructions on inviting patients to Patient Passport), the practice can send a secure message to the patient by clicking on Letter --> To Patient:

Each time the practice sends a secure message to a patient using Patient Passport, the patient letters will be contributing towards the numerator for this objective. Please note that the messages only count if they are sent to patients that were seen during the reporting period.
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