Meaningful Use Attestation

Updated 04/08/2014
The current status of Meaningful Use Public Health measures support by San Joaquin County Public Health Services is:

Immunization Information Systems (IIS)

We are now taking applications for Immunization Information Systems data exchange testing with the RIDE Immunization Registry.

UPDATE (6/27/2016): As of January 1st 2017, the RIDE Immunization Registry will begin supporting Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU 3) reporting, including:

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

Electronic Laboratory Reporting is supported by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) CalREDIE system using the CDPH HIE Portal. Further information can be found at the CDPH HIE Website .

Syndromic Surveillance (SNS)

Syndromic Surveillance reporting is not yet supported.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is the role of Public Health in the Meaningful Use attestation process?

A: Quoting from the "Meaningful Use Stage 2 Public Health Agency Readiness" guide, published by the "Stage 2 Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Requirements Task Force":

Ultimately, it is the PHA's [Public Health Agency's] role to register Providers that intend on submitting data, facilitate the Provider's On-Boarding process, and provide acknowledgments to Providers that successfully submit data. It is not the role of the PHA to determine if a Provider has failed an MU2 objective, achieved meaningful use, or is entitled to an incentive payment. Rather, the PHA should record and document the communications they have with Providers and encourage Providers to retain those communications for their subsequent attestation process with the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

Q: My system cannot submit immunization data electronically using HTTP POST or SOAP - can I still submit data for testing?

A: The RIDE Immunization Registry supports two methods for submitting test data - either HTTP POST or SOAP. Your system must be able to transmit data using one of these methods to perform testing. We do not accept data sent in any other way. Please see the RIDE Immunization Registry HL7 Implementation Guide v2.0.1 for details.

Q: What if my practice does not provide immunizations? Do I still need to send a test message?

No, you would not be required to send a test message in this case.