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Better Information Means Better Care: Health Information Technology

Stage I - Immunization Reporting Menu Measure

Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals in New York City

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The Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) accepts electronic data from Eligible Providers and Eligible Hospitals located in New York City.

Objective

Capability to submit electronic data to immunization registries or immunization information systems and actual submission according to applicable law and practice.

Measure

Performed at least one test of certified EHR technology's capacity to submit electronic data to immunization registries and follow up submission if the test is successful, (unless none of the immunization registries to which the EP submits such information has the capacity to receive the information electronically), except where prohibited.

Exclusions

An EP/EH who administers no immunizations during the EHR reporting period or where there is no immunization registry that has the capacity to receive the information electronically. NOTE – Since the Citywide Immunization Registry DOES have the capacity to accept immunization information electronically, the latter exclusion does not apply to NYC providers/hospitals.

Additional Information

See the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Meaningful Use pages for the most up-to-date information

Stage 1 Testing Process

Data Specifications

Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals in NYC must use the CIR data specifications. These specifications and other technical information can be accessed here: Information for EHR vendors.

Testing Steps

If your organization is interested in testing for meaningful use, please email the following items to cir@health.nyc.gov:

  • Practice Name and Address
  • Individual NPIs
  • CIR Facility Code, if previously registered with CIR
  • Meaningful Use contact person name, title, email address, phone number
  • EHR Name and Version number
  • Version(s) of HL7 supported by your EHR
  • Sign and fax back (or scan and email) the Healthcare provider confidentiality statement.

When the CIR has received all necessary information, a test account will be created for your practice. Use the test environment to do preliminary testing to meet meaningful use requirements and view the web service responses to your submissions.

If testing is successful, institute ongoing submission in accordance with city and state law.

For more information regarding meaningful use testing, please contact us by e-mail cir@health.nyc.gov, or call (347) 396-2400.

Questions about the Meaningful Use Public Health Measures should be sent to MUPublicHealthHELP@health.state.ny.us.