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Meaningful Use in West Virginia

West Virginia is now enrolling providers (Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals) who wish to report immunization data, electronic laboratory data (ELR), syndromic surveillance data, and/or cancer data (cancer is included in the specialized registry reporting measure) to meet Meaningful Use requirements. For more information, please visit the website for each public health activity below.

Please be advised that the programs listed below will NOT accept Stage 3 registrations during 2017. West Virginia anticipates being ready for Stage 3 beginning with the 2018 reporting period and will continue to receive Modified Stage 2 registrations for the 2017 reporting period.


Immunization Reporting for Meaningful Use 

The West Virginia Statewide Immunization Information System (WVSIIS) is now accepting electronic HL7 messages from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems for immunization reporting and Meaningful Use attestation.

More information on immunization reporting for Meaningful Use can be found here.


Syndromic Surveillance Reporting for Meaningful Use 

West Virginia is currently accepting syndromic surveillance data from eligible hospitals who wish to meet Meaningful Use requirements. West Virginia has implemented an electronic syndromic surveillance system in the state using the Centers for Disease Control'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 Professionals (EPs). 

More information on syndromic surveillance reporting for Meaningful Use can be found here.


Electronic Laboratory Reporting for Meaningful Use

The West Virginia Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WVEDSS) is now accepting HL7 messages from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems for electronic laboratory reporting and Meaningful Use attestation.

More information on Electronic Laboratory Reporting for Meaningful Use can be found here.


Cancer Reporting (Specialized Registry Reporting) for Meaningful Use

The West Virginia Cancer Registry is now enrolling eligible professionals who wish to implement electronic reporting of cancer data from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems for Meaningful Use. (Please note that hospitals cannot conduct cancer reporting under Meaningful Use.)

More information on cancer reporting under the specialized registry reporting measure can be found here.


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.

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