Meaningful Use

Electronic reporting allows Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals with certified electronic medical records to meet the Meaningful Use measures related to Public Health.

    Public Health Objectives for Modified Stage 2
    Public Health Objectives for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
    Modified Stage 2 Public Health MU Measure EH Requirement Health Department Status
    Measure 1: Immunization Registry Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit immunization data Instructions
    Measure 2: Syndromic Surveillance Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit syndromic surveillance data Instructions
    Measure 3: Specialized Registry Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit data to a specialized registry Not ready at this time to receive HL7 electronic messages from EHs for the Specialized Registry Reporting measure.
    Measure 4: Electronic Reportable Laboratory Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit ELR results Instructions
    Public Health Objectives for Eligible Professionals*
    Modified Stage 2 Public Health MU Measure EP Requirement Health Department Status
    Measure 1: Immunization Registry Reporting EP is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit immunization data Instructions
    Measure 2: Syndromic Surveillance Reporting EP is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit syndromic surveillance data Not ready at this time to receive HL7 electronic messages from EPs for the Syndromic Surveillance Registry Reporting measure.
    Measure 3: Specialized Registry Reporting EP is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit data to a specialized registry Not ready at this time to receive HL7 electronic messages from EPs for the Specialized Registry Reporting measure.
    *NOTE: Health Department is not ready at this time to received HL7 electronic messages from EPs for the Cancer Registry.
    Immunizations

    The Vermont Department of Health Immunization Registry can receive submission of immunization data. 
    Format: HL7 VXU v2.5.1

    Resources

    Contact information

    Submit a ticket to MyVITL and copy Karen Clark and Craig Hill

    Electronic Laboratory Reporting

    Vermont Department of Health can receive electronic laboratory reports (ELR) from Eligible Hospitals. 
    Format: HL7 ORU v2.5.1

    Resources

    Contact information

    Karen Clark
    Phone: 802-863-7653

    Syndromic Surveillance

    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). The department is not currently accepting syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Professionals.

    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 Veronica Fialkowski 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:

    • Data Set Requirements for BioSense 2.0, v.3.1
    • The following PHIN Guides:
      • PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (August 2012)
      • PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Addendum Release 1.1 (August 2012)
      • PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (August 2012) Testing Clarification Release 1.2 (February 2013)

    Contact information

    Veronica Fialkowski
    Phone: 802-863-7653