Syndromic Surveillance Reporting for Utah State Providers
Syndromic surveillance reporting is given as a public health reporting option for Meaningful Use. Providers should perform at least one test of data submission and follow-up submission to qualify for this option.
Syndromic Surveillance- Meaningful Use Requirements
- Eligible Providers - Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies and actual submission in accordance with applicable law and practice
- Eligible Hospitals and CAHs - Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies and actual submission in accordance with applicable law and practice
- Utah is accepting Syndromic Surveillance data from Eligible Hospitals and Providers
Syndromic Surveillance - Meaningful Use Testing Process
- Eligible Hospitals/Providers must have their information system software certified by an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body. Certified systems can include, but are not limited to complete electronic health records, laboratory information systems, health information exchange, or any other system certified by a designated body as a complete system, module, or component of a certified system.
- Review the Syndromic Surveillance - Meaningful Use Implementation Guidance
- Eligible Hospitals/Providers will then submit the following basic information and a test message using our online submission page:
- Eligible Hospital/Provider Information: Name, Address, and Phone Number.
- Submitter Name and Email: The submitter will be the individual who is sending the test message on behalf of the Eligible Hospital or Provider. This individual will receive all correspondence regarding the syndromic surveillance test message.
- EHR Software Package and Version: EHR technologies that meet the certification requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are listed on the ONC Web site ) (NOTE: meaningful use certification does NOT imply that the product meets all meaningful use requirements). If your software is not listed, it may not qualify for meaningful use. For additional questions regarding ONC approved software, please contact CMS.
- Test message: Submit your message in the online submission page.
- UDOH will validate that the test message meets all of the specifications, based on the existing criteria.
- UDOH will then create a report, including the hospital information listed in number 3, above, the date and time of submission, and pass/fail information. UDOH will also maintain an audit trail with testing information.