Meaningful Use Tools
The Meaningful Use Tools on this page have been identified and developed to facilitate interoperability between systems and organizations.
The Direct Project: Direct will expand existing Nationwide Health Information Network standards and service descriptions to address the key Stage 1 requirements for Meaningful Use, and to provide an easy "on-ramp" for a wide set of providers and organizations looking to adopt.
ELR Translation: The ELR Translation tool is a tool that downgrades ELR HL7 2.5.1 messages to HL7 2.31 and also upgrades ELR HL7 2.3.1 messages to HL7 2.5.1. This tool has been developed using the Orion™ Health Symphonia Messaging and Mapping Tool and is available for distribution to HL7 members. Download translation tool http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/private/standards/V2XML/ELR.zip. If you are not currently logged into the HL7 website you will be prompted to login with your HL7 user ID and password.
Message Subscription Service: MSS is a collection of web services customized for public health to receive electronic messages in standard and non-standardized format and perform validation, translation and routing tasks before they can be consumed by public health electronic surveillance systems.
National Electronic Disease Surveillance System: NEDSS is an internet-based infrastructure for public health surveillance data exchange that uses specific PHIN (Public Health Information Network) and NEDSS Data Standards.
PHIN Message Quality Framework: PHIN MQF is an automated testing tool that ensures messages are adhering to standards as defined by the messaging guides.
PHIN Messaging System: This system was developed for the purpose of secure and reliable messaging over the internet. PHIN MS provides a standard way for addressing and routing content and for information systems to confirm an exchange.
PHIN Vocabulary Access and Distribution System (VADS): PHIN VADS provides standard vocabularies to CDC and its Public Health Partners.
RCMT: The Reportable Condition Mapping Table (RCMT) provides mappings between reportable conditions and their associated LOINC laboratory tests and SNOMED results. The RCMT uses standards suggested for the meaningful use measure “reportable lab result reporting to public health”.