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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.

Objective

Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies and actual submission according to applicable law and practice.

Measure

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.

Exclusions

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

Additional Information

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

Stage 1 Testing Process

Eligible Professionals

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.

Contact

Email: PCIPdata@health.nyc.gov

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