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Wisconsin's Division of Public Health (DPH) has the capability to electronically receive the following data, including data meeting the applicable Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Meaningful Use standards and specifications:

Summary of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Public Health Meaningful Use Objectives for Wisconsin Providers

Stage 1 Public Health Objectives

Stage 1 public health objectives are all menu-set objectives; however, providers must choose at least one. A provider can meet a Stage 1 objective by:

  1. Registering with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) for the public health program. To register, follow one of the program links above.
  2. Conducting a test of electronic data transmission with the public health program.

Providers are expected to establish ongoing data submission with the public health program if the test is successful.

Providers who are taking an exclusion on a Public Health objective do not need to register with DPH for that objective.

Stage 2 Public Health Objectives

Stage 2 public health objectives are a mix of core and menu-set objectives. For Stage 2, providers are required to register with DPH within 60 days of the beginning of the Meaningful Use reporting period. Stage 2 requires providers to work with the public health program to establish ongoing data submission. Just sending a test is not sufficient. Ongoing data submission is the ability of a provider to regularly report data from its Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) to a public health program using the Program Year 2014 standards and specifications for the entire reporting period.

A provider can meet the public health Meaningful Use objectives by registering with DPH within 60 days of the start of their EHR reporting period and being in one of the following statuses:

  • Achieved ongoing data submission in Stage 1 and satisfied the Stage 2 Meaningful Use technical standards and specifications for ongoing data submission.
  • Achieved ongoing data submission during Stage 2.
  • In the process of onboarding with Public Health at the end of the EHR reporting period.
  • In a queue awaiting an invitation from DPH to begin the onboarding process.

A provider will not meet the ongoing data submission requirement if the provider fails to do the following:

  • Register with DPH within 60 days of the start of their EHR reporting period.
  • Respond within 30 calendar days to requests by DPH for action on two separate occasions.

Providers who are taking an exclusion on a Public Health objective do not need to register with DPH for that objective.

Summary of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Public Health Meaningful Use Objectives for Wisconsin Providers

Public Health Objective

Stage 1

Stage 2

Eligible Professionals Eligible Hospitals Eligible Professionals Eligible Hospitals
Immunizations:
DPH is accepting data sent directly to the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) or via WISHIN to WIR.
Menu Menu Core Core
Reportable Lab Results:
DPH is accepting data through the State Lab of Hygiene.
N/A Menu N/A Core
Syndromic Surveillance:
DPH is accepting data sent directly to BioSense 2.0 or via WISHIN to BioSense 2.0. DPH can only accept data from certain Eligible Professionals, but all are encouraged to register.
Menu Menu Menu Core
Cancer Data:
DPH is accepting data through the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS).
N/A N/A Menu N/A
Specialized Registry:
DPH has not identified any specialized registries with readiness to accept clinical data electronically from CEHRT.
N/A N/A Menu N/A

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Last Revised: February 13, 2014