Building Meaningful Use Reporting Infrastructure In NH Through Partnerships

Description: 

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.

 

Objective

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: 
2011
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2011

May 02, 2019

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Email: syndromic@cste.org

 

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