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Better Information Means Better Care: Health Information Technology

Stage II - Electronic Lab Reporting Core Measure

Eligible Hospitals in New York State and New York City

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The Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) at NYSDOH accepts electronic laboratory reporting from Eligible Hospitals in New York State, including New York City.

Objective

Capability to submit electronic reportable laboratory results to public health agencies, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice

Measure

Successful ongoing submission of electronic reportable laboratory results from Certified EHR Technology to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.

Exclusions

New York State DOES have the capability to receive laboratory results electronically, so the exclusionDOES NOTapply to EHs or CAHs.

Additional Information

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

Data Transport

In order to send electronic reportable laboratory results to NYSDOH for the purposes of Meaningful Use Stage 2, Eligible Hospitals can use UPHN Lite.

For more information on UPHN Lite, please contact the NYSDOH at MUPublicHealthHELP@health.state.ny.us

Meeting the Stage 2 Electronic Lab Reporting Measure in New York State

Registration of Intent

Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals wishing to meet the Stage 2 public health measures in New York must register their intent to submit data to the NYS Department of Health and/or the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Data Specifications

Data Specifications

New York State HL7 v2.5.1. Message Requirements for Electronic Laboratory Results Reporting (PDF).

Next Steps

Following Registration of Intent, you will be placed in a queue to begin testing. You will be contacted when ECLRS is ready to test.

Data Transport

In order to send syndromic surveillance data to NYSDOH, Eligible Hospitals can use UPHN Lite or send data through New York State Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) via the Universal Public Health Node.

For more information on UPHN Lite, or to submit data through a RHIO 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.