In West Virginia:
West Virginia will be accepting data for Immunization, Electronic Laboratory Reporting, Syndromic Surveillance and, starting in January 2014, Cancer data. West Virginia works closely with the state health information exchange and the contact information for West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is below. West Virginia will also interface directly with any electronic medical system for data transmission and for Meaningful Use.
Health care providers may attest for Meaningful Use by utilizing the WVDirect secure messaging service offered by the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN). To receive a WVDirect account, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the WVHIN's Website.Once you have received a WVDirect account, you will be able to send a Direct message with your test file for review. You will be provided with a message received notification and a pass / fail response if applicable. This allows a provider using the WVDirect solution to satisfy Stage 1 Meaningful Use IIS Attestation requirements.
3-Step Process for Registration
Please Note: Syndromic Surveillance Information and Reporting
- Providers will enroll with WVHIN by completing the necessary agreements located here.
- Providers will be credentialed, verified and trained.
- Providers may begin using the WVDirect secure messaging system for “Attestation” or electronic reporting purposes. Secure messaging will be temporary until systems progress.
West Virginia is currently accepting syndromic surveillance data from eligible hospitals who want to meet meaningful use requirements. West Virginia has implemented an electronic syndromic surveillance system in the state using CDC's BioSense 2.0. The emphasis is on connecting hospital emergency departments and their associated urgent care facilities via the WVHIN's Health Information Exchange. Currently, West Virginia is NOT accepting syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Providers. For more information see the syndromic surveillance web page.
Immunization Reporting for Meaningful Use
In support of Immunization Reporting and Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU2), the West Virginia Division of Immunization Services (DIS) will be implementing electronic reporting from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems. EHR reporting is designed to be secure, automated, and unobtrusive to practice operations. More information can be found on the West Virginia Immunization Registry's Meaningful Use Website
Electronic Laboratory Reporting for Meaningful Use
In support of Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) and Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU2), the West Virginia Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) will be implementing electronic reporting from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems. EHR reporting is designed to be secure, automated, and unobtrusive to practice operations. Our HL7 2.5.1 specification can be found Here. More information can be found on the West Virginia Electronic Laboratory Reporting Meaningful Use Website.
Cancer Reporting in Stage 2 Meaningful Use
In support of physician cancer reporting and Stage 2 Meaningful Use, the West Virginia Cancer Registry will be implementing electronic reporting from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems. While cancer reporting is a "menu" option under Stage 2, we encourage all eligible professionals (EPs) to participate in this important public health activity. More information can be found on the West Virginia Cancer Registry's Meaningful Use Website.
If you have questions about how OEPS is working with providers on Meaningful Use, please contact Tim Neely by e-mail at Tim.B.Neely@wv.gov or by calling (304) 356-4043.