Some Meaningful Use menu objectives more popular with docs

Some of the menu objectives available for Meaningful Use attestation are more popular with eligible professionals than others, according to an analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data by San Antonio, Texas-based electronic health record vendor Sevocity. Almost 85 percent of the 117,285 eligible professionals elected the menu objective "implement drug formulary checks" followed by "generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research or outreach," which was favored by more than 74 percent of attesters.

The least popular menu objective was "summary care record for transition of care," which was chosen by less than 16 percent of attesters. Stage 1 of the Meaningful Use program requires eligible professionals to attest to five out of 10 possible menu objectives. Most of the menu objectives become core objectives in Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program. Announcement

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