Meaningful Use


The concept of meaningful use was introduced in 2009 as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. HITECH proposes the meaningful use of interoperable electronic health records (EHR) throughout the United States health care delivery system as a critical national goal. Meaningful Use is defined by the use of certified EHR technology in a meaningful manner, ensuring that the certified EHR technology is connected in a manner that provides for the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of care, and that in using certified EHR technology the provider must submit to the Secretary of Health and Human Services information on quality of care and other measures.

Incentive payments are granted to Eligible Professionals or Eligible Hospitals who can demonstrate that they have engaged in efforts to adopt, implement, or upgrade certified EHR technology.

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Local Health Jurisdiction Meaningful Use Capacity Matrix: Sacramento County

Public Health Registries Local Health Jurisdiction Information
Public Health Department
Sacramento County
Point of Contact
Jamie White
whiteja@saccounty.net
tel (916) 875-5881
fax (916) 875-5888
Immunization Reporting
Yes
Register at the CAIR Immunization Messaging Portal and receive reporting instructions.

If you already registered at the CAIR Immunization Messaging Portal and you don’t plan to submit other types of public health data, you do not need to re-register at the CDPH Gateway.
Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR)
(Eligible Hospitals & Critical Access Hospitals Only)
Yes
Register with the CDPH HIE Gateway. The Gateway will then instruct you on how to submit data to CalREDIE.
Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)
(Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Providers Only)
Yes
Hospitals/Providers WITH an existing HIE Gateway User Account can register their intent to submit eCR data using certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) by enrolling for the CDPH Program Name: CalREDIE Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) on the CDPH HIE Gateway: Manage Submissions page.

Hospitals/Providers WITHOUT an existing HIE Gateway User Account will first create a New Account and then will be able to register their intent to submit eCR data using CEHRT by enrolling for the CDPH Program Name: CalREDIE Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) on the CDPH HIE Gateway.
Specialized Registries – Other No
Except for Cancer Case Reporting. Please see specialized-registries for non-Public Health options.
Specialized Registries – Cancer Case Reporting Yes
Physician offices can register and enroll at CDPH HIE Gateway to report their cancer related information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MU2CCRHELP@ccr.ca.gov.
Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
Yes
Contact Jamie White at whiteja@saccounty.net
tel (916) 875-5881
fax (916) 875- 5888

Note: Hospital Emergency Departments only
Genetic Disease Screening Program

Enrolling with GDSP does not meet specific Meaningful Use measure/criteria at this time. If you are a Perinatal Licensed Health Facility and would like to receive Newborn Screening test results electronically, please visit the CDPH HIE Gateway registration portal to enroll in GDSP HIE.

California Parkinson’s Disease Registry

Yes
Hospitals/Providers WITH an existing HIE Gateway User Account can register their intent to submit Parkinson’s disease data by enrolling for the CDPH Program Name: California Parkinson’s Disease Registry (CPDR) on the CDPH HIE Gateway: Manage Submissions page.

Hospitals/Providers WITHOUT an existing HIE Gateway User Account will first create a New Account and then will be able to register their intent to submit Parkinson’s Disease data by enrolling for the CDPH Program Name: California Parkinson’s Disease Registry (CPDR) on the CDPH HIE Gateway.

 



 
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