Office for Health Information Technology

Public Health

Meaningful Use Stage 2 - Registration for Ongoing Submission

The Stage 2 measures for public health reporting state that an Eligible Hospital (EH) or Eligible Provider (EP) must register intent to submit ongoing submission of electronic data to the Public Health Authority (PHA). Maine CDC is accepting registrations for the following types of reporting

  • Immunization Registries (EH and EP)
  • Syndromic Surveillance (EH and EP)
  • Reportable Lab Results (EH)
  • Cancer Registries (EP)

In addition, Maine CDC is requesting information from EP’s regarding their interest in the following Specialized Registries, but is not accepting registrations for these:

  • Healthy Weight
  • Chronic Disease

The EH or EP must register with the PHA within 60 days of the start of the organization’s EHR reporting period, if they plan on attesting for such public health reporting for that period.
Once registered, the EH or EP is immediately considered to be engaged in ongoing submission to the PHA. However, to remain engaged in ongoing submission the EH or EP must do the following

  • Be ready to participate in the on-boarding process when the PHA is ready to engage.
  • Respond to any PHA written requests for actions. Note: The EH or EP does not meet the measure if there is a failure to respond to two written requests within 30 days on two separate occasions.

Install the "Register Practice Wizard" (Windows only) to complete the registration. (This will install a small app on your computer)

For more information:

Maine's Center for Disease Control

Immunization Registry

  • Meaningful Use and Immunization Information Systems - The Stage 1 Meaningful Use immunization objective is satisfied by submitting test immunization messages to the State Immunization Information System, ImmPact2.  The ImmPact2 system is capable of receiving HL7 2.3.1 test messages from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), through an information broker, or by direct entry into the ImmPact2 web validation tool.
  • Data Exchange Guidance/Documents

Electronic Laboratory Reporting

  • Meaningful Use and Notifiable Condition Reporting - Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) has been promoted as a Public Health priority for the past several years.  Maine CDC has partnered with HealthInfoNet to facilitate the adoption of ELR for the State of Maine.  Laboratories can work with Maine CDC and HealthInfoNet to determine the reportable conditions to be sent to Public Health, the format of the messages being transmitted (Meaningful Use requires an HL7 2.5.1 message), and the transport mechanism to be used.

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting

As of February 14, 2012, Maine CDC is able to accept Meaningful Use compliant electronic syndromic surveillance messages from hospital emergency departments and associated urgent care centers.