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 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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the WVHIN's Website.
Syndromic Surveillance Reporting for Meaningful Use
More information on immunization reporting for Meaningful Use can be found here.
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.
Cancer Reporting in Stage 2 Meaningful Use
More information on Electronic Laboratory Reporting for Meaningful Use can be found here.
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 in Stage 2 Meaningful Use. (Please note that hospitals cannot conduct cancer reporting under 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.