​​​​Meaningful use is a set of standards governing use of electronic health records defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Requirements for meaningful use involve criteria for public health reportingEligible healthcare providers and hospitals can earn incentive payments by meeting specific meaningful use criteria. ​

Implementation of meaningful use follows a three-staged approach. In stage 2, the following public health objectives apply:

  • Successful ongoing submission of electronic immunization data to an immunization registry or immunization information system (mandatory for eligible hospitals and professionals)
  • Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data to a public health agency (mandatory for eligible hospitals/optional for eligible professionals)
  • Successful ongoing submission of electronic reportable laboratory results to a public health agency (mandatory for eligible hospitals)
  • Successful ongoing submission of cancer cases to a cancer registry (optional for eligible professionals)
  • Successful ongoing submission of specific case information to a specialized registry other than a cancer registry (optional for eligible professionals)

State Public Health Agencies (PHAs), which are strongly encouraged to support stage 2 public health objectives to improve response to public health events, have created sites listing the stage 2 objectives they support. Eligible profesionals, hospitals and other interested entities consult these sites for state-specific information on public health readiness to receive electronic data.​ 

With information collected from these PSA sites, APHL has developed a listing of state-specific, PHA stage 2 public health reporting information. Please send feedback or corrections to this listing to Vanessa Holley, senior specialist, Informatics, at vanessa.holley@aphl.org

MUPHA Readiness Sites

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Delaware Health and Social ServicesYesYesYesYes-YesNo
Montana Department of Public Health and Human ServicesYesYesYesYes-YesNo
Kansas Department of Health and EnvironmentYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Mississippi State Department of HealthYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Arkansas Department of HealthYesYesYesYesYesYesYeshttp://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/MeaningfulUse/Documents/ADH_Dec_of_Readiness_Mod_Stage2_Stage3_Table_06_27_2016.pdf
Illinois Department of Public HealthYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Indiana State Department of HealthYesYesYesYes-YesNo
California Department of Public Health-------
Maine Department of Health and Human ServicesYesYesYesYes-YesYes
Michigan Department of Community HealthYesYesYesYesYesYesYesPublic Health Availability Statement
Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentYesYesYesYes-NoNohttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1kj3HxSmc885oqP2E1o8taSjteYuvvk_c6Sw8rzsy0Ls/edit
Iowa Department of Public HealthYesYesYesYes-NoNohttp://www.iowaehealth.org/documents/cms/docs/Resources/Meaningful_Use/2016.07.01_PH_MU_Letter.pdf
Connecticut Department of Public HealthYesNoYesYesNoYesNohttp://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/hite/meaningfuluse/2017_mu.pdf
Arizona Department of Health ServicesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Alaska Department of Health and Social ServicesYesYesYesYes-YesNo
Massachusetts Department of HealthYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Minnesota Department of HealthYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Kentucky Department of Public HealthYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Maryland Department of Health and Mental HygieneYesYesYesYesNoYesNoReadiness Document
Georgia Department of Public HealthYesYesYesYes-YesNo
Idaho Department of Health and WelfareYesYesYesYes-YesNo
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services-YesYesYes-YesYes
Alabama Department of Public HealthYesYesYesYes-YesYesPDF - Alabama Department of Public Health Declaration of Readiness
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human ServicesNoNoNoYesNoYesNohttps://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bphsi/documents/muletterupdate-py16-17-2-17.pdf
Oklahoma State Department of HealthYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Florida Department of HealthYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
New Jersey Department of HealthYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Washington State Department of HealthYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
New York Department of HealthYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Vermont Department of HealthNoYesYesYesNoYesNo
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LEGEND

​IZ-EH Immunizations for Eligible Hospitals

IZ-EP Immunizations for Eligible Providers

SS-EH Syndromic Surveillance for Eligible Hospitals

SS-EP Syndromic Surveillance for Eligible Providers

RLR Reportable Laboratory Results

CAN Cancer Registry

SPRE Specialized Registry

This is not an official version of the data. Jurisdictional websites and points of contact for each jurisdiction are the only source of the official or verified data. APHL is not liable for discrepancies, errors or omissions, if any, found in the data included on this site. This information is neither associated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) repository related to determining whether a public health agency has the capacity to receive information nor is it related to the CMS FAQ that provides guidance for providers on how to contact their state or local public health agency for public health related meaningful use (MU) objectives.