Building Meaningful Use Reporting Infrastructure In NH Through Partnerships


Under the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Rule, hospitals are eligible to receive incentive payments from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services provided they meet certain requirements including Meaningful Use (MU). Demonstrating MU requires meeting a core and menu set of objectives including the capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance, Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR), and immunization data in accordance with state law and practice. NH is building a NH Heath Information Exchange to serve all NH's MU needs including those of public health. This represents a huge opportunity for public health to collect more data to enhance disease detection and control, improve safety, and reduce health disparities, but also presents an integration challenge.



To describe steps used to build the required infrastructure to meet Public Health MU reporting requirements for electronic syndromic surveillance, ELR, and immunization data in NH Division of Public Health Services.

Primary Topic Areas: 
Original Publication Year: 
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2011

May 02, 2019

Contact Us

NSSP Community of Practice



This website is supported by Cooperative Agreement # 6NU38OT000297-02-01 Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. CDC is not responsible for Section 508 compliance (accessibility) on private websites.

Site created by Fusani Applications