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 for Modified Stage 2 — 2015-2017

Public Health Objectives for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

MU Stage
Public Health
MU Measure
EH Requirement
Health Department
Status

 










Modified
Stage 2

Measure 1: Immunization Registry Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit immunization data

Link to Instructions
Measure 2:
Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit syndromic surveillance data.

Link to 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

Link to Instructions

Public Health Objectives for Eligible Professionals*

MU Stage
Public Health
MU Measure
EP Requirement
Health Department
Status

 







Modified
Stage 2

Measure 1: Immunization Registry Reporting EP is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit immunization data

Link to 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.

* The Vermont Department of Health is not ready at this time to received HL7 electronic messages from EPs for the Cancer Registry (Nov 2015).

For information about the number of measures EHs and EPs must report on for Modified MU Stage 2, and what measures EHs and EPs may be excluded from, see the Public Health Objective Specification Sheets for EPs and for EHs/CAHs (links not yet available).

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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 Karen Clark. Tel. 802-863-7653

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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 Veronica Fialkowski (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 Veronica Fialkowski. Tel. 802-863-7240

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Additional Resources

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Contact Information

Send requests for Meaningful Use documentation to: AHS.VDHPHMeaningfulUse@vermont.gov

Karen Clark
IT Director
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry St., PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Email: Karen.Clark@vermont.gov

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