Public Health Meaningful Use

The Vermont Department of Health has enhanced its information systems to replace paper-based reporting with electronic reporting which will allow Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals with certified electronic medical records to meet the Meaningful Use measures related to Public Health.

Public Health Objectives

Public Health Objectives for Eligible Hospitals

 


Stage 1

Immunization Information Systems

 

Pick 1 of 3
1 test submission of data
Link to Instructions

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

Syndromic Surveillance

 


Stage 2

Immunization Information Systems

 

All 3 measures are required
Ongoing submission of data
Link to Instructions

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

Syndromic Surveillance

Public Health Objectives for Eligible Professionals*


Stage 1

Immunization Information Systems

1 test submission of data
Link to Instructions


Stage 2

Immunization Information Systems

Required
Ongoing submission of data
Link to Instructions

* The Vermont Department of Health is not ready at this time to receive HL7 electronic messages from Eligible Professionals for the Syndromic Surveillance, Cancer Registry Reporting, and Specialized Registry Reporting measures.

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Immunizations

Resources

Contact information

For information submit a MyVITL ticket and copy Craig Hill and Karen Clark.

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Electronic Laboratory Reporting

Resources

Contact Information

For more information contact Kimberly Jones. Tel. 802-863-7290

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Syndromic Surveillance

As of May 31, 2013 the Vermont Department of Health has the capacity to accept electronic data from hospitals that meets stage 2 meaningful use (MU2) standards for syndromic surveillance. This capacity is being achieved through the department’s adoption of BioSense 2.0, a syndromic surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sharing & Data Use Agreement
Eligible Hospitals wishing to enroll in this new syndromic surveillance program must first sign the BioSense 2.0 Vermont Information Sharing & Data Use Agreement (DUA). A template DUA can be found below.

Before signing this document, contact Bradley Tompkins (802-863-7240) for a DUA with your facility’s information.

Guides and Requirements
Eligible Hospitals who are adopting this new syndromic surveillance program should consult these materials:

Vermont Department of Health is not currently accepting syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Professionals.

Contact Information

For more information contact Bradley Tompkins. Tel. 802-863-7240

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Contact Information

Eileen Underwood
IT Director
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry St., PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Email: eileen.underwood@state.vt.us

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