As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, there’s been some good progress by NIST to create meaningful use test procedures for certifying bodies that will need to evaluate EMRs. They already have 8 test documents for various MU criteria including up-to-date problem list, active mdications list, active allergy list, vital signs, BMI calculations, growth charts plotting, smoking status tracking, and (as of today) medication reconciliation.
I contacted the nice folks at NIST and wondering if they’d have an RSS feed or something for the changes — they said they liked the idea and would put something into place as soon as they could. Meanwhile, I’ve been watching the changes since I have to and thought I would alert you to changes they made today.
Things in yellow are changes or additions and cross-outs are deletions. Click the image to see a larger size.