Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) for Providers in Utah

**Utah is accepting ELR data from Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)**

Stage 1 Meaningful Use - ELR is one of the three public health options for EHs and CAHs and is not a Meaningful Use option for Eligible Providers.

Stage 2 Meaningful Use - ELR is one of the core activities for EHs and CAHs and is not a Meaningful Use option for Eligible Providers.

While this site is specific to Meaningful Use, Utah encourages all providers, not just Eligible Hospitals, to consider reporting electronically.

Objective:

Meaningful Use Testing Process:

EHs and CAHs 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 exchanges, or any other system certified by a designated body as a complete system, module, or component of a certified system.

  1. Indicate your intent to apply for certification by registering for Utah Public Health Meaningful Use at www.health.utah.gov/MeaningfulUse
  2. Contact Jon Reid (jreid@utah.gov) to set up your transmission method.
  3. Successfully submit a test message using our online submission form
  4. Receive Stage 1 Certification for Electronic Laboratory Reporting from the Utah Department of Health.
  5. Download the Spreadsheet of Reportable Events and Vocabulary [v3.3]. This document defines all laboratory events that are reportable in Utah. If you are unable to filter your events exactly as described, you may send non-reportable events and we can filter out and destroy all non-reportable events.
  6. Download Utah's ELR Implementation Guide [v1.5]. This will help define the HL7 elements that we are requesting in Utah. (This document does not replace the HL7 2.5.1 Implementation Guidance for Reporting to Public Health.)
  7. Complete the Spreadsheet of Reportable Events and Vocabulary by submitting your test menu, LOINC codes, and vocabulary (if different than the standards).
  8. Your facility will then be placed into the onboarding queue.

Contact

Susan Mottice, Ph.D.
ELR Coordinator
smottice@utah.gov
801-538-6191