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Requirements and Certification Criteria

PHIN Requirement #1 and Certification Criteria


PHIN Requirement:

CDC requires that each state or local health department—or its agent—
1 be able to compose electronic messages using standard protocols, formats, and terminologies.
1.1 be able to identify, extract, and compile the data elements required for a specified message from existing data sets or documents.

1.2 be able to convert data content stored in non-standard formats or terminologies into standard formats and terminologies that are current.

1.3 be able to construct messages from standardized data content using specified messaging standards.

Certification Criteria:
1. Is the application able to construct functional electronic messages that comply with the applicable implementation guides, message guides, message specifications, and associated standards for PHIN electronic messages?

1.1. Is the application able to construct a functional message that contains all required message segments in the proper order, separated by appropriate and properly located delimiters?

1.2. Is the application able to construct functional message segments that contain all required data elements (and any required components), properly ordered and separated by appropriate delimiters?

1.3. Is the application able—without error or loss of required information—to convert content obtained for required data elements from local formats, terminologies, classification schemes, or value domains into PHIN compliant terminologies, classification schemes, and value domains?

1.4. Is the application able to obtain appropriate content for all required data elements (i.e., fields) either directly or through electronic interfaces with existing data sources?

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