Public Health Reporting for Meaningful Use

The Illinois Health Information Exchange supports the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) efforts to help providers meet Meaningful Use public health reporting.

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 Eligible Professionals. 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). ILHIE, IDPH and the PHN are working together to ensure reliable connectivity for providers to submit their public health data.

 

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Resources:

For general inquiries regarding Meaningful Use, including Stage 2 Modified Rule for 2015-2017 and Stage 3, please refer to the following Federal resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Meaningful Use Information

Contact meaningfuluse@cdc.gov for questions

CMS combined MU 2 Modifications and MU 3 Final Rule: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-25595.pdf

ONC 2015 Health IT Certification Final Rule: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-25597.pdf

Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Help Desk

For Attestation, Registration, and Meaningful Use answers.
855-MU-HELP-1
(855-684-3571)
hfs.ehrincentive@illinois.gov
Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

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 2.5.1
  • Illinois will accept syndromic surveillance data from EPs in an urgent care setting only.
Specialized Registry Reporting
  • Specialized registries sponsored by national medical societies
  • Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
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

 

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

EPs, EHs and CAHs must register their intent to send a submission from certified EHR technology for the appropriate surveillance systems. Registration for a public health reporting measure only needs to be completed once in Stage 2.

Note: For Syndromic Surveillance, Eligible Professionals in urgent care settings should re-register their intent to submit data for syndromic surveillance, if their previous registration indicated a category of provider or practice setting that was NOT urgent care OR if no practice type was indicated. You can also send an email to DPH.MUSS@illinois.gov to confirm that you are an EP practicing in an urgent care setting, and we can verify or amend this information in the registration system.

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.

 

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Stage 3 Meaningful Use – Public Health Objectives

Declaration of Readiness for Public Health Reporting Additional information regarding Stage 3: http://www.cdc.gov/ehrmeaningfuluse/
  • Immunization Reporting: I-CARE will accept Stage 3 MU standards on/after January 1, 2017 (Bi-directional exchange using HL7 2.5.1 r1.5 plus Addendum)
    • Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)
    • Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
    • Specialized Registry Reporting
    • Cancer Registry Reporting

 

Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Summary

Objective Public Health Reporting System Stage 1 Stage 2
    EPs Hospitals EPs Hospitals
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 BioSense N/A Accepting Data Accepting Data from Urgent Care sites only Accepting Data
Specialized Registry (including Cancer Registry)   N/A N/A See Stage 2 Detail N/A
Cancer Registry Illinois State Cancer Registry N/A N/A Accepting Data

Ongoing Submission

N/A

All electronic reporting must use specified exchange and vocabulary standards.

 

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

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Meaningful Use Information