Public Health Options
The following public health objectives are included in Stage 2 MU. For specific information, guidance, and instructions on reporting data to public health for these objectives, eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) need to contact their state or local public health agency, immunization registry, or cancer registry.
The CDC is not a recipient of data from EPs, EHs, or CAHs for MU.
Immunization Information Systems (IIS) are confidential, population-based, computerized information systems that attempt to collect vaccination data about all individuals within a geographic area.
Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) is the electronic transmission from laboratories to public health of laboratory reports which identify reportable conditions.
Syndromic surveillance allows public health to monitor syndromes, or collections of symptoms, over time to quickly and accurately detect outbreaks or monitor diseases, disorders, or conditions.
Cancer reporting is being proposed as a new public health objective for Stage 2 Meaningful Use.