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Public Health Reporting for Meaningful Use 

Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) should use the information below to determine the availability of public health reporting systems accepting electronic data submissions from providers for Meaningful Use public health reporting under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

Public Health Reporting Capacity

 

Immunization Reporting

  • I-CARE currently accepts immunization data from providers in HL7 2.3.1 and 2.5.1
  • Testing and ongoing submission of data from EPs, EHs and CAHs for Meaningful Use is underway

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

  • I-NEDSS currently accepts ELR data from hospital laboratories in HL7 2.5.1
  • Testing and ongoing submission of data from EHs and CAHs for Meaningful Use is underway

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting

  • Illinois Department of Public Health currently accepts syndromic surveillance data from hospital emergency departments in HL7 2.3.1 and 2.5.1
  • Testing and ongoing submission of data from EHs, CAHs, and EPs for Meaningful Use is underway

Cancer Reporting

  • The Illinois State Cancer Registry currently accepts cancer case information from providers using the HL7 CDA, Release 2
  • Testing and ongoing submission of data from EPs for Meaningful Use is underway

Specialized Registry Reporting

  • Specialized registries sponsored by national medical societies

 


Stage 1 Meaningful Use - Public Health Objectives

In Stage 1, EPs, EHs and CAHs must demonstrate one of the three public health objectives by submitting at least 1 test submission of data using certified EHR technology, with continued submission if successful.

EPs - There is one public health menu set objective for Stage 1 Meaningful Use public health reporting:

·       Immunization Registry Reporting

Hospitals - There are three public health menu set objectives for Stage 1 Meaningful Use public health reporting:

·       Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

·       Syndromic Surveillance Reporting

·       Immunization Registry Reporting

For specific information on submitting data to IDPH for Stage 1, including exchange standards, implementation specifications and vocabulary standards, visit the Stage 1 Meaningful Use - Detailed Public Health Objectives page.


Stage 2 Meaningful Use - Public Health Objectives

In Stage 2, EPs, EHs and CAHs must register their intent to, and meet ongoing submission from certified EHR technology for the entire reporting period for the appropriate surveillance systems.

EPs must satisfy 1 core public health objective, immunization reporting, and may choose from three menu set objectives: syndromic surveillance, cancer registry reporting, and specialized registry reporting for Stage 2 Meaningful Use public health reporting. 

·       For EPs, the earliest Stage 2 Meaningful Use will be effective is January 1, 2014.

 

Hospitals must satisfy three core public health objectives: immunization reporting, syndromic surveillance and electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) for Stage 2 Meaningful Use public health reporting.    

·       For hospitals, the earliest Stage 2 Meaningful Use will be effective is Fiscal October 1, 2013.

For specific information on submitting data to IDPH for Stage 2, including exchange standards, implementation specifications and vocabulary standards, visit the Stage 2 Meaningful Use - Detailed Public Health Objectives page.


Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Summary

 

Objective

Public Health Reporting System

Stage 1

Stage 2

EPs

Hospitals

EPs

Hospital

Immunization Registry

I-CARE

Accepting Data

 

1 test of  the certified EHR's  capacity, with continued submission if successful

Accepting Data

 

1 test of  the certified ’HR's capacity, with continued submission if successful

Accepting Data

 

Ongoing Submission

Accepting Data

 

Ongoing Submission

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

I-NEDSS

N/A

 

 

 

Accepting Data

 

1 test of  the certified EHR's capacity, with continued submission if successful

N/A

Accepting Data

 

Ongoing Submission

 

Syndromic Surveillance

BioSense2.0

N/A for EPs in Illinois

Accepting Data

 

1 test of  the certified EHR's capacity, with continued submission if successful

Accepting Data

 

Ongoing Submission

Accepting Data

 

Ongoing Submission

Cancer Registry

Illinois State Cancer Registry

N/A

N/A

Accepting Data

 

Ongoing Submission

N/A

Specialized Registry

N/A

N/A

 See Stage 2 Detail

 

 

N/A

 

All electronic reporting must use specified exchange and vocabulary standards.   


Public Health Reporting Through ILHIE

The Illinois Health Information Exchange helps providers meet Meaningful Use public health reporting. Connectivity to the ILHIE provides connectivity to the Public Health Node, allowing providers to submit their public health data to one central hub through a single interface. 

The Public Health Node supports the technical receipt, aggregation and transformation of data sent to IDPH for the purpose of collecting Meaningful Use data from hospitals and EPs. Medical Research Analytics and Informatics Alliance is a non-profit entity that maintains the Illinois Public Health Node and serves as an agent of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Syndromic surveillance for Hospital and EPs must be routed through the ILHIE. Hospitals not currently submitting ELR or immunization data directly to IDPH must route that data through the ILHIE for Meaningful Use reporting. EPs not currently submitting immunization registry data directly to IDPH must rouse that data through the ILHIE for Meaningful Use reporting. 


The following Regional Health Information Exchanges have established connectivity to the ILHIE for public health reporting. Hospitals and EPs connected to such Regional HIEs may meet the Meaningful Use public health reporting requirements through the Regional Health Information Exchange’s connection to the ILHIE:

    

For information on submitting public health data to IDPH through ILHIE please contact:

Kelsie Landers
Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority
kelsie.landers@illinois.gov
312-814-1866


Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Meaningful Use Information

CDC Meaningful Use


Page Updated 4.11.14