Stage II - Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Core Measure
Eligible Hospitals in New York City
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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene accepts electronic syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Hospitals physically located in New York City.
Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.
Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from Certified EHR Technology to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.
New York City has the capability to receive data electronically from Eligible Hospitals; only EHs 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 about Syndromic Surveillance.
For more information about certified EHRs review the CMS Certified EHR Technology page.
Meeting the Stage 2 Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Measures in New York City
These guidelines are for Eligible Hospitals physically located in New York City. For New York State requirements for those outside of New York City, please see the NYS DOH Syndromic Surveillance information page.
Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals wishing to meet the Stage 2 public health measures in New York City must register their intent to submit data to NYS DOH. Please see the NYS DOH registration instructions.
In addition contact NYC DOHMH at email@example.com
The New York City HL7 Specifications for Syndromic Surveillance Stage 2 submissions require HL7 2.5.1 and closely follows the PHINS Messaging Guide.
More specific guidelines will be posted to this website soon. In the meantime, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for additional information.
More information about PHIN Messaging can be found at:
NYC DOHMH Syndromic IT staff will provide you with implementation materials and will be available to support you if you have questions during the process. At a high level, the steps are:
NYC DOHMH requires Syndromic Surveillance data be sent using UPHN Lite.
For more information on UPHN Lite please contact the NYC DOHMH at email@example.com.
Questions about the Meaningful Use Public Health Measures should be sent to MUPublicHealthHELP@health.state.ny.us.