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Meaningful Use in West Virginia

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

Immunization Reporting for Meaningful Use 

The West Virginia Division of Immunization Services (DIS) is now accepting electronic HL7 messages from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems for immunization reporting and Meaningful Use attestation. Providers may meet attestation requirements 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 info@wvhin.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. There is a three step process for registration:

  1. Providers will enroll with WVHIN by completing the necessary agreements located here.
  2. Providers will be credentialed, verified and trained.
  3. Providers may begin using the WVDirect secure messaging system for “Attestation” or electronic reporting purposes. Secure messaging will be temporary until systems progress.

More information can be found on the West Virginia Immunization Registry's Meaningful Use Website.

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). For more information, please visit the syndromic surveillance web page.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting for Meaningful Use

The West Virginia Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) is now accepting HL7 messages from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems for electronic laboratory reporting and Meaningful Use attestation. More information can be found on the West Virginia Electronic Laboratory Reporting Meaningful Use Website.

Cancer Reporting in Stage 2 Meaningful Use

The West Virginia Cancer Registry is now enrolling eligible providers who wish to implement electronic reporting of cancer data from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems in Stage 2 Meaningful Use. 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.

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