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Stage II - Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Core Measure

Eligible Professionals 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 and Eligible professionals located in 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

For Eligible Professionals:

(1) the EP is not in a category of providers that collect ambulatory syndromic surveillance information on their patients during the EHR reporting period;

(2) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic syndromic surveillance data in the specific standards required by CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period;

(3) the EP operates in a jurisdiction where no public health agency provides information timely on capability to receive syndromic surveillance data; or

(4) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of accepting the specific standards required by CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional Eligible Professionals.

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 Reporting Measure in New York City

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.

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.

Please use the contact information below for more information:
Email: PCIPdata@health.nyc.gov

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