Meaningful Use

Welcome to Alabama's Resource Center for Public Health Reporting Measures and Readiness for Meaningful Use. These series of pages provide guidance on the following topics:

  • Which programs/registries are currently supported in Alabama.
  • How to register intent for Meaningful Use and begin the reporting processes.
  • How to find implementation and supplemental guides for each program/registry.
  • Additional information regarding the processes required to achieve Meaningful Use for each public health reporting objective.

The information below summarizes each program's readiness and required reporting method:

  • Public Health Measure: Immunization Registry Reporting
    Eligible Professionals: ADPH is accepting Immunization data (since 2011)
    Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: ADPH is accepting Immunization data
    (since 2011)
    ADPH Supported Reporting Method: HL7 v2.5.1
  • Public Health Measure: Electronic Lab Reporting
    Eligible Professionals: NA
    Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: ADPH is accepting Laboratory data
    (since 2011)
    ADPH Supported Reporting Method: HL7 v2.5.1
  • Public Health Measure: Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
    Eligible Professionals: Within Urgent Care Settings: ADPH is currently accepting SS data
    (since 2016)
    Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: Emergency Departments: ADPH is accepting SS data
    (since 2013)
    ADPH Supported Reporting Method: HL7 v2.5.1
  • Eligible Professionals: Within Non-Urgent Care Settings: ADPH is not currently accepting SS data
    Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: Non-Emergency Departments: ADPH is not currently accepting SS data
    ADPH Supported Reporting Method: NA
  • Public Health Measure: Cancer Registry Reporting
    Eligible Professionals: ADPH is accepting Cancer data (since 2014)
    Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: NA
    ADPH Supported Reporting Method: HL7 v3 CDA
  • Public Health Measure: Speciality Registry
    Eligible Professionals: Coming Soon
    Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: Coming Soon
    ADPH Supported Reporting Method: Coming Soon

*Please refer back to this information periodically as the statuses of these programs may change.


Page last updated: May 10, 2017