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Public Health Meaningful Use

In Tennessee, the onboarding process to exchange data with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) begins when a potential trading partner registers with TDH, expressing their intent to exchange data electronically.

The Trading Partner Registration (TPR) system allows potential trading partners to register for Immunization Messaging, Cancer Case Reporting, Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR), and Syndromic Surveillance Messaging (eligible hospitals w/emergency room) in one location. TPR provides documentation that can be utilized for Meaningful Use (MU) attestation and allows users to view their progress from start to finish through the use of milestone letters documenting onboarding progress.

Also displayed within the TPR organizational profiles are requests for action. Potential trading partners are expected to provide valid responses to requests for action in order to move the trading partner into production status. TDH reserves the right to discontinue onboarding activities with any trading partner, at any time, in the event of consistent problems associated with TDH reporting requirements and/or meeting file specifications in accordance with published national standards. 

Providers wanting to exchange information to meet the MU Public Health Objective should first review the TDH Declaration of Readiness.  

Details on each Public Health measure options can be found below:

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) – If your question is specifically related to ELR, email CEDS.Informatics@tn.govTN ELR Fact Sheet

Syndromic Surveillance Messaging – If your question is specifically related to Syndromic Surveillance for Hospitals with an ER, email CEDS.Informatics@tn.govTN Syndromic Surveillance Fact Sheet

Cancer Case Reporting – If your question is specifically related to Cancer Case Reporting, email TNCancer.Registry@tn.govTN Cancer Case Reporting Fact Sheet 

Note: TDH is not currently participating in other Specialized Registries outside of the Tennessee Cancer Registry for Meaningful Use. Visit the TDH MU FAQ page for more Specialized Registry Options.

For additional questions regarding MU Public Health reporting, please visit: Meaningful Use Summary or contact the TDH Meaningful Use Coordinator at