Stage I - Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Menu Measure
Eligible Hospitals in New York State (outside of NYC)
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The Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) at the New York State Department of Health accepts electronic syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Hospitals located in New York State outside of New York City.
Note: At this time, NYSDOH is not accepting Syndromic Surveillance data from Eligible Professionals.
Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies and actual submission according to applicable law and practice.
Performed at least one test of certified EHR technology's capacity to provide electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies and follow-up submission if the test is successful.
New York State DOES have the capability to receive syndromic surveillance data electronically from Eligible Hospitals, so only EHs or CAHs that don't have an emergency or urgent care department are excluded.
See the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Meaningful Use pages for the most up-to-date information.
Stage 1 Testing Process
Contact ECLRS at NYSDOH via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-866-325-7743 to set up a time to test.
You will be asked for the following:
After submission of a test message, NYSDOH will validate that the test message meets all of the specifications and passed, based on the existing criteria. NYSDOH will create a report including the information submitted above, date and time of submission, and pass/fail information.
Syndromic Surveillance reporting guidelines can be found here: http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/reportable_diseases/eclrs/
In order to send electronic reportable laboratory results to NYSDOH for the purposes of Meaningful Use Stage 1, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals can use UPHN Lite.
For more information on UPHN Lite, please contact the NYSDOH at MUPublicHealthHELP@health.state.ny.us
Questions about the Meaningful Use Public Health Measures should be sent to MUPublicHealthHELP@health.state.ny.us.