21st Century Cures Act

Share Clinical Notes with Patients

The 21st Century Cures Act covers a wide range of health care initiatives, including a requirement that patients have access to their electronic health record (EHR) information. To meet this requirement, inpatient and outpatient providers can share USDI VI Note Types with their patients through MyChart. This gives patients easy and secure access to their important health care information.

  •  To share a note with your patient or if the patient requests this information, use the Share w/ Patient button in NoteWriter to immediately share the completed note with your patients via their MyChart
  • The Share w/ Patient button is defaulted off.
  • Notes are limited to Signed, Completed and/or Attested Physician Notes.
  • HM, the entity or provider can track shared notes using the new Shared Notes Clarity report for audit purposes.
  • Note types include:
    • Consultation Notes
    • Discharge Summary Notes
    • History & Physical
    • Imaging Narrative/Results Release
    • Laboratory Report Narrative/Results Release
    • Pathology Report Narrative/Results Release
    • Procedure Notes
    • Progress Notes 
  • Patients can also request this information through the Medical Records Request form in MyChart.
  • All post-encounter queries will follow current Epic ROI workflows through MyChart, fulfilled by Medical Records.
  • When your patient receives your clinical note via MyChart, it will include a standard HM message, outlining the purpose of the note.

 

Auto-Release of Non-Sensitive Lab Results

Non-sensitive lab results are automatically released to patients, once they’re finalized, within 24 hours, allowing patients to receive their test results sooner. This gives you a shorter window to review these results, but you can use the In Basket Results folder or the MyChart Results Release activity to manually prevent results from auto-releasing.

 

COVID-19 Results Released Immediately to MyChart

 Patients’ COVID-19 test results auto-release immediately to their MyChart accounts. This gives patients their test results as soon as possible and helps reduce calls and questions to you and/or your clinic.

 

 

New CMS ADT Event Notification Requirement

Starts Monday, April 12

Starting Monday, April 12, patients’ hospital admit, discharge and transfer (ADT) event notifications will be sent to their primary care providers, aligning with the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ADT event notifications requirement. This helps ensure that a patient’s primary care provider is aware when the patient has been admitted, discharged or transferred. Note: This may result in more In Basket notifications.

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