The Department of Health is accepting or is actively working towards accepting Public Health data from Electronic Health Records (EHR) based on the Meaningful Use (MU) standards and specifications for Public Health data.
The New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) is capable of receiving electronic immunization messages on behalf of the Department of Health. The NJIIS is the official repository of immunizations administered to individuals in the state of New Jersey.
The Department of Health is capable of receiving electronic reportable lab results.
The Department of Health is capable of receiving Syndromic Surveillance data from visits to emergency departments only and encourages real-time submission. At this time, syndromic surveillance data is NOT being accepted from visits to Eligible Professionals or non-ED visits to Eligible Hospitals.
The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) is capable of registering Eligible Providers’ intent to send electronic Cancer Data for those EPs who want to satisfy the MU Stage 3 and Modified Stage 2 objectives for cancer data submission. NJSCR is also accepting data for Cancer Data reporting. EPs are encouraged to register and start working with the registry to send test and actual MU files.
The Department of Health does not currently accept data for any Specialized Registries to fulfill Meaningful Use objectives. NJDOH is in the process of surveying public health repositories to determine their eligibility as a Specialized Registry and ability to accept electronic submissions from Electronic Health Records.
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
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New Jersey's local and county health departments are community-based public health service and a first point of contact for questions about public health services or health conditions.