Public Health Meaningful Use
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Wisconsin's Division of Public Health has the capability to electronically receive the following data:
Wisconsin's Division of Public Health has an immunization registry that is capable of receiving electronic immunization messages. The Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) is a population-based web application containing consolidated demographic and immunization history information. WIR accepts immunization data in the HL7 2.3.1, 2.4, and 2.5.1 message formats. The WIR HL7 implementation guides are available on the WIR website under the Forms tab.
Health care providers or EHR vendors should contact the WIR program directly at email@example.com and cc: eHealth@wisconsin.gov to inquire about submitting immunization data using certified EHR technology. Please include the following contact information, and you will receive a response within 2 business days:
Wisconsin's Division of Public Health has a syndromic surveillance data collection program in place for hospital Emergency and Urgent Care departments. Hospitals presently have the option to subscribe to the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) and electronically test and send syndromic surveillance data to public health via WISHIN using a secure VPN HL7 interface. WISHIN sends the data to the state’s secure space in BioSense 2.0, the CDC’s secure public health tracking tool. Hospitals also have the option to send their syndromic surveillance data directly to the state’s secure space in BioSense 2.0. Regardless of which transmission path is used by hospitals, the syndromic surveillance data from the hospital ED and Urgent Care has to meet the HL7 2.3.1 or 2.5.1 standards and conform with the HL7 implementation specifications found in the Public Health Information Network (PHIN) message guides for syndromic surveillance. The technology used by the hospital to generate the ADT HL7 messages has to be a federally certified EHR technology for this syndromic surveillance objective.
Contact eHealth@wisconsin.gov to inquire about submitting syndromic surveillance using either method. Please include the following contact information, and you will receive a response within 2 business days:
For ambulatory providers, Wisconsin DHS is providing a letter stating that we did not and do not currently have the capacity to receive syndromic surveillance data. Click here to send an email to eHealth@wisconsin.gov to request a letter for 2012. Please include:
Letters for 2013 are not yet available. Please check back in the Spring of 2013 for an updated status.
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) is capable of receiving electronic reportable lab results on behalf of Wisconsin’s Division of Public Health.
Contact eHealth@wisconsin.gov to inquire about submitting HL7 2.5.1 reportable lab results using your certified EHR technology. Please include the following contact information in your email, and you will receive a response within 2 business days:
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Last Revised: January 30, 2013