The Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS) enables local public health, hospitals, laboratories, and IDPH to collaborate electronically as they perform disease reporting and surveillance activities across the state. IDSS was first implemented in the Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE) in October 2008 and is now widely used by hospital, laboratories, and public health agencies statewide.
Meaningful Use for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)
Current status: As of Monday March 26th, 2012, IDPH is accepting test messages constructed using the IDPH Implementation Guide and ELR Constrained profile V1.03 posted below. See the guide for the specific process.
IDPH and the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) are in the process of upgrading the existing ELR connection to comply with the Meaningful Use HL7 2.5.1 message standard. Fourteen LIMS modules are either in the validation process or in Production which yield results for 40 conditions.
Submission of Reportable Lab Results (electronic laboratory reporting or ELR) objective: capability to submit electronic data on reportable (as required by state or local law) lab results to PH agencies and actual submission in accordance with applicable law and practice.
Achieving Meaningful Use Stage 1 Objective
Meaningful Use Workshop #3
Meaningful Use Workshop #2
Meaningful Use Workshop #1
Meaningful Use for Public Health Surveillance (Syndromic Surveillance)
Objective: Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to PH agencies and actual submission in accordance with applicable law and practice.
Current status: Iowa is not preparing to receive syndromic surveillance data at this time.
For more information contact:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg.
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
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