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Better Information Means Better Care: Health Information Technology

Stage I - Electronic Lab Reporting Menu 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 data on reportable (as required by State or local law) lab results 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 submission of reportable lab results to public health agencies and follow-up submission if the test is successful.

Exclusions

New York StateDOEShave 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

Stage 1 Electronic Testing Process

Testing Process

Contact ECLRS at NYSDOH via email eclrs@health.state.ny.us or by phone at 1-866-325-7743 to set up a time to test.

You will be asked to submit the following information and a test message to NYSDOH utilizing acceptable transport protocols:

  • Hospital Name
  • Hospital Address
  • Organizational NPI (NPI of the testing business unit)
  • Name, Email and Phone Number of primary testing contact
  • EHR Software Package and Version
  • Test message

Lab reporting requirements can be found here: http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/reportable_diseases/eclrs/

After submission of a test message, NYSDOH will validate that the test message meets all of the specifications and passed, based on the existing criteria. NYSDOH will create a report including the information submitted above, date and time of submission, and pass/fail information.

Data Transport

In order to send electronic reportable laboratory results to NYSDOH for the purposes of Meaningful Use Stage 1, Eligible Hospitals can use UPHN Lite.

For more information on UPHN Lite, 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.