Meeting Public Health Meaningful Use Requirements in the City of Berkeley  


According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, the Public Health Objectives for electronic data transmissions in Stage 1 of Meaningful Use (MU) are as follows:

For Eligible Professionals (EPs), one or both of:

  • Immunization data
  • Syndromic surveillance data

For Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), one or more of:

  • Immunization data
  • Electronic laboratory data
  • Syndromic surveillance data

EPs should use the immunization objective, and EHs and CAHs should use the immunization and/or electronic laboratory reporting objective(s) to meet the Public Health requirement for Meaningful Use (provided below).

City of Berkeley Public Health Division does not have the capability to receive syndromic surveillance data. 
  

For more information, please contact Jose Ducos at JDucos@cityofberkeley.info or (510) 981-5281.


For Immunization Data
Go to the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) website located at: http://cairweb.org/cair-regions/ to identify which region you are in.  After determining your region, you will need to go to the CAIR Data Exchange Tech Support page at: http://cairweb.org/data-exchange-tech-support/ to get the name of the regional Data Exchange representative you should contact in order to submit your test data. Upon submission of a test message, you will receive a confirmation notice from CAIR. If the CAIR registry is unable to process the test message, you will be provided with an exclusion notice.

For Electronic Laboratory Reporting Data
Go to the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) website at: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/informatics/tech/Pages/CalREDIEELR.aspx for instructions on how to submit a test message.  Upon submission of a test message, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement from CalREDIE.  If CalREDIE is unable to process the test message, you will be provided with an exclusion notice.  Please note that EPs cannot choose the Electronic Laboratory Reporting requirement to fulfill Meaningful Use.

For more information, please see CMS’ EHR Incentive Program website regarding lab reporting at:

https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html?redirect=/ehrincentiveprograms/ 


Additional Information and Resources

Meaningful Use Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

California Department of Public Health