Two proposed regulations from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provide certification criteria and measures for implementing the first stage of electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. These programs will provide reimbursements to hospitals and providers who become “meaningful users” of EHR technology. Under the proposed regulations, one goal of Meaningful Use (MUse) is to improve population and public health.
ISDS MUse Resources
- Syndromic Surveillance Using Electronic Health Record Clinical Data from Hospital and Ambulatory Settings: An Annotated Bibliography – This annotated bibliography summarizes close to 50 articles on syndromic surveillance using EHR data from hospital and ambulatory settings. The bibliography is a valuable resource for both practitioners and researchers as they continue to assess the feasibility and utility of using new types of clinical data for syndromic surveillance analyses. As Meaningful Use progresses it is increasingly important to understand both the potential and the limitations of using ambulatory and hospital data for these purposes. The bibliography also describes uses for data elements not commonly associated with syndromic surveillance, such as laboratory orders and results and medication usage
Partner MUse Resources
- CDC Syndromic Surveillance Meaningful Use Resource Page
- PHIN Messaging Guides
- PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care And Inpatient Settings, Release 1.9 (April 2013)
- PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (August 2012), Testing Clarification Release 1.2 (February 2013)
- PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (August 2012)
- PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Addendum Release 1.1 (August 2012)
- PHIN Message Quality Framework: Syndromic Surveillance Messaging: The PHIN Message Quality Framework (MQF) is a web application that assists public health practitioners with preparing and communicating quality standard electronic messages as defined by the applicable messaging, vocabulary, and programmatic standards. This framework allows users to upload HL7 2.3.1 and 2.5.1 messages for Meaningful Use message validation for Electronic Laboratory Reporting, Immunization, and now Syndromic Surveillance.
- PHII Electronic Disease Surveillance System (EDSS) Vendor Analysis
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Tools for EHR Certification and Meaningful Use
- HIMSS Meaningful Use OneSource
- Meaningful Use Stage 2 Public Health Agency Readiness: Guidance and Recommendations – Guidance and Recommendations for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Public Health Agency Readiness Developed by the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Tast Force. – 4/9/2013
- HLN Consulting, LLC Meaningful Use: Syndromic Surveillance resource
- Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Meaningful Use Resource
- ONC “Health IT Dashboard”: The ONC Health IT Dashboard will allow you to generate maps of health IT adoption statistics, examine the impact of ONC’s Recovery Act grant programs, and download and analyze the data for your own research projects.
- ONC 6-lesson Training Course on Interoperability and Public Health
- Stage 2 Meaningful Use Public Health (PH) Reporting Requirements Task Force – Version 2.0 of the Stage 2 MU PHA Readiness Guidance & Stage 2 MU FAQs