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Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) is working to help Eligible Providers (EP), Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) achieve Meaningful Use (MU) as defined by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical health (HITECT) Act. We are ready to accept electronic data for the following public health objectives as follows:

You may print this memo and use it as part of your attestation to document the current status of data acceptance at the current Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

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Immunization Objective (EP, EH, CAH)

Sonoma County DHS accepts data through the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) state portal. As of October 1, 2013 registration and submission is through the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Health Information

If you previously registered at the following URL, http://cairweb.org/ you need not register again.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting Objective (EH, CAH)

Sonoma County DHS accepts laboratory data from Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Critical Access Hospitals via Electronic Lab Reports (ELR) submitted to the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) through the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Gateway. The URL for the Gateway is http://hie.cdph.ca.gov/

Information about submitting ELR to CalREDIE can be found at the following URL: https://archive.cdph.ca.gov/data/informatics/tech/Pages/CalREDIEELR.aspx

  1. Identify the reportable conditions in your facilities test catalog.
  2. Map the reportable tests to LOINC and SNOMED codes accepted by CalREDIE.
  3. Ensure messages are compliant with HL7 ELR version 2.5.1. The CalREDIE ELR2PH Companion Guide can be found at the following URL: https://archive.cdph.ca.gov/data/informatics/tech/Documents/CalREDIE_ELR2PH_HL7_2.5.1_Companion_Guide_July2012.pdf

CalREDIE does not give any kind of letter for proof of submission. Submitters receive standard confirmation of receipt for each submission and are instructed to retain these for their records.

Syndromic Surveillance Objective (EP, EH, CAH)

Sonoma County DHS is currently not capable of collecting Syndromic Surveillance data. Consequently Eligible Professionals (EP) should use the Immunization Objective, and Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (EH and CAH) should use the immunization and/or the electronic laboratory reporting objective(s) to meet the Public Health Reporting requirement for meaningful use.

Cancer Case Reporting – Stage 2 MU – EP Menu

Sonoma County DHS will accept cancer data from Eligible Providers via the California Cancer Registry (CCR). Providers must first register their intent to send data by going to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Gateway at the following URL: http://hie.cdph.ca.gov/

Contact Information

Tanya Narath

Department Information Systems Manager

Health Services

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