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Welcome to Alabama's Resource Center for Public Health Reporting Measures and Readiness for Meaningful Use. These series of pages provide guidance on the following topics: 

  • Which programs/registries are currently supported in Alabama.
  • How to register intent for Meaningful Use and begin the reporting processes.
  • How to find implementation and supplemental guides for each program/registry.
  • Additional information regarding the processes required to achieve Meaningful Use for each public health reporting objective.

The Alabama Department of Public Health supports Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) wishing to fulfill public health reporting measures under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

The table below summarizes each program's readiness and required reporting method:

Public Health Measure

Eligible Professionals

Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

 ADPH Supported Reporting Method

Immunization Registry Reporting

ADPH is accepting Immunization data
(since 2011)

ADPH is accepting Immunization data
(since 2011)

HL7 v2.5.1

Electronic Lab Reporting

NA

ADPH is accepting Laboratory data
(since 2011)

HL7 v2.5.1

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting

Within Urgent Care Settings: ADPH is currently accepting SS data
(since 2016)

Emergency Departments: ADPH is accepting SS data
(since 2013)

HL7 v2.5.1

 

Within Non-Urgent Care Settings: ADPH is not currently accepting SS data

Non-Emergency Departments: ADPH is not currently accepting SS data

NA

Cancer Registry Reporting

ADPH is accepting Cancer data
(since 2014)

NA

HL7 v3 CDA

Speciality Registry

Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon

*Please refer back to this table periodically as the statuses of these programs may change.



 



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