Stage I - Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Menu Measure
Eligible Professionals in New York City
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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene accepts syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Professionals located in New York City.
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.
Eligible Professionals qualify for exclusion if:
They do not collect any reportable syndromic information on their patients during the EHR reporting period OR
No public health agency has the capacity to receive the information electronically
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Stage 1 Testing Process
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene accepts syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Professionals.
A messaging guide has been developed that specifies the data to be reported as well as the HL7 message format. Only aggregate count data will be accepted at this time. The messaging guide may be received by emailing PCIPdata@health.nyc.gov. *IMPORTANT NOTE*: We DO NOT accept for Eligible Professionals the CDC's "PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data". Until a national standard is defined, your EHR vendor must build to our NYC-specific CEHRT specification to qualify for this measure.
Questions about the Meaningful Use Public Health Measures should be sent to MUPublicHealthHELP@health.state.ny.us.