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Hospital Public Health Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program provides incentive payments for eligible hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use certified health IT. Among the requirements to receive an incentive payment, participating hospitals must report on public health measures. These measures include the electronic reporting of data regarding: immunizations, emergency department visits (syndromic surveillance), reportable infectious disease laboratory results, and electronic patient data to specialized registries, like cancert. As of 2015, stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program requires hospitals to report on three public health measures, when applicable, and modified stage 2 of the program requires hospitals to report on two of the three measures. This dataset includes the percentage of hospitals who reported on these measures in program years, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Data Source: Medicare EHR Incentive Program data

Data Range: 2013-2015

Last Updated: 01/12/2017

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Methods and Notes: Calculations are based on successful attestations to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for program years 2013, 2014 and 2015, as of September, 2016. Measure denominators for each program year include only those hospitals that attested to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in that year.

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Data FieldData DescriptionAdditional Information
regionRegion // The region name for the data. This includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
region_codeRegion Code // The region abbreviation for the data. This includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
periodTime Period // Time period for the data. The first four digits correspond to the year of the data, and any other digits refer to the month of the data, beginning with "01"/January and ending with "12"/December.
atleast_one_measurePercent of Eligible Hospitals that Reported at Least One Public Health Measure // Hospitals can attest to electronically reporting to a local public health agency three types of public health data: immunizations, emergency department visits (syndromic surveillance), and reportable infectious disease laboratory results. This measure is the percent of all hospitals nationally and by state that attested to reporting at least one of the these types of data to a local public health agency.
immunization_measurePercent of Eligible Hospitals that Reported on Immunization Measure // This measure is the percent of all hospitals nationally and by state that attested to reporting immunization or vaccination data to a local public health agency.The denominator for this measure only includes hospitals that administer vaccinations that are reportable to the local public health agency. Hospitals may take an exclusion from reporting on this measure if the hospital does not administer reportable vaccinations. This measure, therefore, reflects the percent of all hospitals, who administer reportable vaccinations, that reported this vaccination data to a local public agency.
reportable_lab_results_measurePercent of Eligible Hospitals that Reported Reportable Lab Results Measure // This measure is the percent of all hospitals nationally and by state that attested to reporting reportable lab results data to a local public health agency.The denominator for this measure only includes hospitals that reported reportable lab results to the local public health agency. Hospitals may take an exclusion from reporting on this measure if the local jurisdiction cannot accept the lab results.
syndromic_surveillance_measurePercent of Eligible Hospitals that Reported Syndromic Surveillance Measure // This measure is the percent of all hospitals nationally and by state that attested to reporting syndromic surveillance data to a local public health agency.The denominator for this measure only includes hospitals that offer urgent care or emergency services. Hospitals may take an exclusion from reporting on this measure if the hospital does not offer this care. This measure, therefore, reflects the percent of all hospitals, who offer this care, that reported syndromic surveillance to a local public health agency.
registry_measurePercent of Eligible Hospitals that Reported Specialized Registry Measure // This measure is the percent of all hospitals nationally and by state that attested to reporting electronic data to a specialized registry.This is a new measure for 2015.
stage_2_hospitals_all_measuresPercent of Eligible Stage 2 Hospitals that Reported on all Three Public Health Measures // National and state estimates: 2014 only. Hospitals can attest to electronically reporting to a local public health agency three types of public health data: immunizations, emergency department visits (syndromic surveillance), and reportable infectious disease laboratory results. This measure is the percent of all hospitals, eligible to demonstrate stage 2 of meaningful, nationally and by state that attested to reporting all three types of data to a local public health agency.
stage_1_hospitals_all_measuresPercent of Eligible Stage 1 Hospitals that Reported on all Three Public Health Measures // National and state estimates: 2014 only. Hospitals can attest to electronically reporting to a local public health agency three types of public health data: immunizations, emergency department visits (syndromic surveillance), and reportable infectious disease laboratory results. This measure is the percent of all hospitals, eligible to demonstrate stage 1 of meaningful, nationally and by state that attested to reporting all three types of data to a local public health agency.

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