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
- Letter to the Meaningful Use Workgroup of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee - Sent on March 3, 2014, this letter summarizes the ISDS Board of Directors' response to preliminary recommendations that Laboratory Reporting and Syndromic Surveillance be removed as core measures for Eligible Hospitals in Stage 3 Meaningful Use. The letter strongly opposes this initial recommendation.
- 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
- ISDS 2012 Meaningful Use Workgroup Recommendations - Electronic Syndromic Surveillance Using Hospital Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Care Electronic Health Record Data: Recommendations from the ISDS Meaningful Use Workgroup (November 2012)
- ISDS 2012 Architectures and Transport Mechanisms Report - Architectures and Transport Mechanisms for Health Information Interchange of Clinical EHR Data for Syndromic Surveillance: A Report from the International Society for Disease Surveillance
ISDS April 2012 Position Statement: Syndromic Surveillance for Meaningful Use
- ISDS 2011 Meaningful Use Workgroup Recommendation - Final Recommendation: Core Processes and EHR Requirements for Public Health Syndromic Surveillance (January 31, 2011)
- ISDS 2010 Webinar Meaningful Use: What It Is and Why It Matters - Presented by Julia Gunn
The "Meaningful Use" Regulation for Electronic Health Records - David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, and Marilyn Tavenner, RN, MHA
Partner MUse Resources
- CDC Syndromic Surveillance Meaningful Use Resource Page
- CDC-PHIN Syndromic Surveillance Meaningful Use Fact Sheet
- Stage 2 Meaningful Use Fact Sheet
- 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