Requirements for meaningful use involve specific public health reporting criteria. By incorporating public health into the meaningful use requirements, epidemiological statistics and population health can be more accurately monitored.
Meaningful Use & Public Health
The HIPAA Security Rule of 2003 includes an addressable implementation specification for encryption of data at rest and why one of the EHR Incentive Program Stage 2 core measures requires that encryption of data at rest be addressed in a risk assessment of the certified EHR.
Public Health & Meaningful Use
This website provides resources and comments from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for meaningful use stages 1, 2 and 3 for public health objectives. Other helpful information is also provided on the website.
This website provides education modules created by International Society for Disease Surveillance to inform providers about syndromic surveillance and reporting.
This document describes the information needed for providers to achieve the syndromic surveillance criteria for meaningful use. The criterion listed is specific to emergency departments. Data elements and description is defined in detail.