Meaningful Use and Public Health Reporting in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is interested in working with providers on the public-health related meaningful use objectives. MDH is currently able to receive electronic submissions for three of the public health-related objectives and is actively working with hospitals and health care professionals to assist them in meeting these meaningful use objectives.

On this page:
Declaration of Readiness / Register to Submit Data for MU
Steps to Achieve Electronic Data Exchange
Transport Options
Resources
Questions: health.meaningfuluse@state.mn.us

Declaration of Readiness for Public Health Reporting for Meaningful Use

Register to submit data for meaningful use

 

Measure

Standards

Immunization Registry Reporting

Active engagement with MDH to submit immunization data

CMS Specification Sheets:
Eligible Professionals (PDF)
Eligible Hospitals (PDF)

HL7 v2.5.1

MIIC-accepted CVX codes

Will be able to accept Stage 3 MU standards on/after January 1, 2017 (Bi-directional exchange using HL7 2.5.1 r1.5)

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

Active engagement with MDH to submit reportable lab results

CMS Specification Sheet:
Eligible Hospitals (PDF)

HL7 v2.5.1

LOINC (test names)

SNOMED CT (results/findings)

Public Health Registry:

Cancer Registry Reporting (EPs only)

Active engagement with MDH to submit cancer data

CMS Specification Sheet:
Eligible Professionals (PDF)

HL7 CDA, Release 2

LOINC (test names)

SNOMED CT (results/findings)

Will be able to accept Stage 3 MU standards on/after January 1, 2017 (HL7 CDA ® Release 2 IG: Reporting to Public Health Cancer Registries from Ambulatory Healthcare Providers, Release 1, DSTU Release 1.1 – US Realm)

Public Health Registry:

MNScreen (EHs and CAHs only; EP reporting tentatively planned for 2017)

available as of January 4, 2016

Active engagement with MDH to submit pulse oximetry and hearing screening results

CMS Specification Sheet:
Eligible Hospitals (PDF)

OZ NANI using HL7 v2.6

LOINC (test names)

SNOMED CT (results/findings)

Syndromic Surveillance
Not an option in Minnesota Not an option in Minnesota

How to Achieve Electronic Data Submission with MDH

graphic showing four steps of Electronic Data Submission: Step 1 Registration, Step 2 Pre-testing, Step 3 Onboarding Step 4 Ongoing data submission

All entities wanting to submit electronic data to the Minnesota Department of Health will go through a series of steps:

  • Step 1 includes registering intent to submit data (required for meaningful use)
  • Step 2 includes using resources to create and evaluate test messages
  • Step 3 includes all aspects of the onboarding process including testing and validation
  • Step 4 includes the monitoring of ongoing production data submission and quality assurance activities

Questions: health.meaningfuluse@state.mn.us

Transport Options

Find more information on the transport options supported by MDH programs.

Meaningful Use Resources

Updated Friday, June 03, 2016 at 07:30AM