Public Health Registries Reporting

Public health registries could include, but are not limited to: birth defects registries, chronic disease registries, and traumatic injury registries etc. In addition, public health registries operated by patient safety and quality improvement organizations that enable knowledge generation or process improvement regarding the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of conditions that affect a population could be considered.

The public health registries cannot be duplicative of any of the other registries included in other public health measures in the promoting interoperability programs.
Public health registries may be sponsored or maintained by Public Health Agencies (PHAs) or other organizations (e.g., national specialty societies, patient safety organizations, quality improvements organizations).

Under the Promoting Interoperability and related federal programs, the Public Health Registry measure includes- 1) Cancer Reporting by Eligible Professionals (EPs) or Eligible Clinicians (ECs) only to State Cancer Registries. 2) Reporting data by EPs/ECs and Eligible Hospitals (EHs)/Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to CDC/NCHS on Health Care Surveys and 3) Reporting data by Eligible Hospitals (EHs)/Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to the CDC/NHSN Antimicrobial Use & Resistance Module.