Objective: Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.
Measure: Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from Certified EHR Technology to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.
Exclusion: Any EP that meets one or more of the following criteria:
This objective and measure aligns with Menu Measure 10 in Stage 1 Meaningful Use, but the measure advances from performing a test to successful ongoing submission of data. At this time, no public health agency in Tennessee has the capacity to receive syndromic surveillance data from EPs in the standards mandated, but any updates will be listed on this website as Stage 2 approaches.
CMS' Final Rule
§ 495.6(k)(3)(ii) see objective, measure and exclusion above
Standards and Certification Final Rule
§ 170.314(f)(3) Transmission to public health agencies – syndromic surveillance. EHR technology must be able to electronically create syndrome-based public health surveillance information for electronic transmission in accordance with:
A. The standard specified in § 170.205(d)(2).
B. Optional. The standard (and applicable implementation specifications) specified in
§ 170.205(d)(2) Standard and implementation specifications. Eligibility inquiry and response transactions between dispensers and Part D sponsors for Part D prescription drugs must be conducted in accordance with 42 CFR 423.160(b)(3)(ii). (3) Standard and implementation specifications. A health care claims or equivalent encounter information transaction as defined at 45 CFR 162.1101 must be conducted in accordance with 45 CFR 162.1102(b) or for the period on and after January 1, 2012, in accordance with 45 CFR 162.1102(c).
§ 170.205(d)(3) HL7 2.5.1 (incorporated by reference in § 170.299). Implementation specifications. PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance (incorporated by reference in § 170.299) and Conformance Clarification for EHR Certification of Electronic Syndromic Surveillance, Addendum to PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance (incorporated by reference in § 170.299).