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Stage II - Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Core Measure

Eligible Hospitals in New York State (outside of NYC)

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The New York State Department of Health accepts syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Hospitals located in New York State outside of New York City.

Note: NYSDOH does not accept Syndromic Surveillance data from Eligible Professionals outside of New York City

Objective

Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.

Measure

Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from Certified EHR Technology to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.

Exclusions

New York State has the capability to receive data electronically from Eligible Hospitals, so only EHs or CAHs that don't have an emergency or urgent care department are excluded.

Additional Information

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

Meeting the Stage 2 Syndromic Surveillance 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

New York State HL7 v2.5.1. Message Requirements for Syndromic Surveillance 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 about submitting 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.