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 Stage 3
    Public Health Objectives for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
    Public Health Meaningful Use Measure Eligible Hospital (EH) Requirement Health Department Status
    Measure 1: Immunization Registry Reporting EH is in active engagement with the public health agency to submit immunization data and receive immunization forecasts and histories from the public health immunization registry. Not ready at this time to send immunization forecasts and histories from the immunization registry.
    Measure 2: Syndromic Surveillance Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit syndromic surveillance data from an urgent care setting. Accepting Syndromic Surveillance Reporting. Please see instructions.
    Measure 3: Electronic Case Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit case reporting of reportable diseases. Not ready at this time to receive Electronic Case Reporting
    Measure 4: Public Health Registry Reporting EH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit data to public health registries. Not ready at this time to receive Public Health Registry Reporting
    Measure 5: Clinical Data Registry Reporting EH is in active engagement  to submit data to a clinical data registry. Not applicable to the Vermont Department of Health.  For more information, please see http://healthdata.vermont.gov/ehrip/2017.
    Measure 6: Electronic Reportable Laboratory Result Reporting EH is in active engagement with the public health agency to submit electronic reportable laboratory results. All Eligible Hospitals are currently engaged
    Public Health Objectives for Eligible Professionals*
    Public Health Meaningful Use Measure Eligible Professional (EP) Requirement Health Department Status
    Measure 1: Immunization Registry Reporting EP is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit immunization data and receive immunization forecasts and histories from the public health immunization registry. Not ready at this time to send immunization forecasts and histories from the immunization registry.
    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 Syndromic Surveillance Reporting from EPs.
    Measure 3: Electronic Case Reporting EP is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit case reporting of reportable conditions. Not ready at this time to receive Electronic Case Reporting.
    Measure 4: Public Health Registry Reporting EP is in active engagement with  the public health agency to submit data to public health registries. Not ready at this time to receive Public Health Registry Reporting.
    Measure 5: Clinical Data Registry Reporting EP is in active engagement  to submit data to a clinical data registry. Not applicable to the Vermont Department of Health.  For more information, please see http://healthdata.vermont.gov/ehrip/2017
    *NOTE: Health Department is not ready at this time to received HL7 electronic messages from EPs for the Cancer Registry.
    Public Health Objectives for Modified Stage 2
    Public Health Objectives for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
    Public Health Meaningful Use Measure Eligible Hospital (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*
    Public Health Meaningful Use Measure Eligible Professional (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