Public Health Objectives: Reporting Requirements in Stage 1 and Stage 2
Public health registry reporting is required for providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. Objectives include submitting data to an immunization registry, submitting data to a syndromic surveillance database, and submitting reportable lab results to a public health agency (for hospitals only).
How This Objective Improves Care
The meaningful use public health objectives foster data collection in a format that can be shared across multiple health care organizations. The availability of more and better data will help public health organizations monitor, prevent, and manage diseases to improve population health.