Syndromic Surveillance Data Submission

Capability to submit electronic syndromic EPs must attest YES to successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from CEHRT to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.

Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from CEHRT to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.

Exclusions - Any EP that meets one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
(1) the EP is not in a category of providers that collect ambulatory syndromic surveillance information on their patients during the EHR reporting period;
(2) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic syndromic surveillance data in the specific standards required by CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period;
(3) the EP operates in a jurisdiction where no public health agency provides information timely on capability to receive syndromic surveillance data; or
(4) the EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of accepting the specific standards required by CEHRT at the start of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional EPs. 

 

Measure Numerator

EPs must attest YES to successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from CEHRT to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period.
• Ongoing submission was already achieved for an EHR reporting period in a prior year and continues throughout the current EHR reporting period.
• Registration with the PHA or other body to whom the information is being submitted of intent to initiate ongoing submission was made by the deadline (within 60 days of the start of the EHR
reporting period) and ongoing submission was achieved.
• Registration of intent to initiate ongoing submission was made by the deadline and the EP or hospital is still engaged in testing and validation of ongoing electronic submission.
• Registration of intent to initiate ongoing submission was made by the deadline and the EP or hospital is awaiting invitation to begin testing and validation. 

 

Measure Denominator

n/a