Declaration of Readiness

Declaration of Readiness – Updated August 9, 2023

Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program

Beginning in 2011, the Promoting Interoperability (formerly the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs or Meaningful Use) were developed to encourage Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EH), and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to adopt, implement, upgrade (AIU), and demonstrate meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record technology (CEHRT).

On September 2, 2020, CMS published the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule which included program requirements for calendar year (CY) 2021. In this final rule, CMS continued its advancement of CEHRT utilization, focusing on burden reduction, and improving interoperability and patient access to health information. 

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has declared readiness for the Public Health Registry Reporting Objective and Measures as specified below:

Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange Objective


NJDOH Declaration of Readiness

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Syndromic Surveillance Reporting: NJDOH is accepting Syndromic data from Hospital Emergency Departments (ED) and Urgent Care Centers.

Ready to Accept Data

Syndromic Surveillance

Immunization Registry Reporting:  NJDOH is accepting data sent to the New Jersey Immunization Information System 

Ready to Accept Data

 Immunizations Reporting

Electronic Case Reporting: NJDOH is ready to accept Electronic Case Reports.

Ready to Accept Data*

*As of 10/26/2021

Electronic Case Reporting (New Jersey Health Information Network)

Electronic Reportable Laboratory Result Reporting:  NJDOH is accepting data through the Electronic Lab Reporting System

Ready to Accept Data

Electronic Laboratory Reporting(ELR)

Public Health Registry Reporting:  NJDOH is ready to accept data for the following registries:

  • Birth/Fetal Death Registry
  • Perinatal Risk Assessment (PRA) Registry
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Registry

Ready to Accept Data

New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) - NJII

Last Reviewed: 9/27/2023