Welcome to the Health Information Exchange Gateway
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) shares data with many stakeholders, including providers, hospitals, laboratories, local health jurisdictions and federal agencies. To improve upon our data exchange, analysis, and reporting capabilities, CDPH has developed a secure health information exchange (HIE) web application, the CDPH HIE Gateway. The Gateway will allow providers, hospitals and health information exchange organizations to register and manage public health data exchange with CDPH for specific types of reportable diseases and conditions.
Declaration of Readiness for Meaningful Use Stage 3
California Immunization Registry
The California Immunization Registry (CAIR) is declaring its readiness to meet the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Immunization Measure for early adopters of Stage 3 Meaningful Use in 2017. CAIR will be able to meet the 2015 Edition CEHRT criteria, including:
- The ability to respond to bidirectional queries (QBP/RSP)
- The capacity to receive NDC codes
Submitters in the seven CDPH CAIR regions seeking to meet the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Immunization Measure in 2017 will be required to complete the online CAIR Bidirectional Interest/Readiness Survey by January 31, 2017 and await further instructions. Look for the survey link to be posted at California Immunization Registry beginning in November 2016. In the meantime, interested sites should continue to submit immunization messages to CAIR in 2017.
This declaration does not affect submitters seeking to meet the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Immunization Measure in 2017. Those submitters should continue to submit immunization messages to CAIR in 2017.
CalREDIE is declaring its readiness to meet the Stage 3 Meaningful Use ELR Measure for early adopters of Stage 3 Meaningful Use in 2017. CalREDIE will be able to meet the 2015 Edition CEHRT criteria. As noted in the CDC document, there are no changes for ELR between 2014 and 2015 Edition CEHRT.
The California Cancer Registry is declaring its readiness to meet the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Immunization Measure for early adopters of Stage 3 Meaningful Use in 2017. CCR will be able to meet the 2015 Edition CEHRT criteria, including incorporation of the updated Cancer Implementation Guide HL7 CDA ® Release 2 Implementation Guide: Reporting to Public Health Cancer Registries from Ambulatory Healthcare Providers, Release 1, DSTU Release 1.1 – US Realm
Before beginning the Gateway registration process, make sure to:
Check the California Public Health Electronic Reporting Capacity Matrix to see whether your Local Health Jurisdiction prefers you to use the CDPH HIE Gateway or a local solution for Public Health Reporting.
Set aside 15-20 minutes to complete the process - data will not be saved unless registration is completed.
Have all your Organization/Site and EHR vendor/IT technical support contact information available (contact names, email addresses, phone #s). With respect to MU, it is not necessary for individual EPs to register at the Gateway as CDPH will acknowledge MU-qualifying public health reporting per Site.
Define how your Site will submit data to the Gateway (choose 1 of these 3 options):
- Directly to the Gateway from your EHR system
- Through an intermediary facility (e.g. HIE/HIO, vendor data warehouse, health plan data warehouse, etc.)
- Will operate as an HIE/Sending Facility and submit data on behalf of other Sites
If participating in the EHR Incentive Program, know which Meaningful Use (MU) Stage your Org/Site will be participating in in 2014 and if MU Stage 2, when your intended 90-day reporting period will be (You may need to consult with your EHR vendor or IT support staff to obtain this information).
When you have assembled all this necessary information and are ready to begin Gateway registration, click below on the type of public health data you wish to submit and proceed with registration. Once you have registered to submit one public health data type (e.g. immunizations), registration for submission of other data types will take less time.
If you have any questions specific to Meaningful Use, please send your inquiries to this email address: MeaningfulUse@cdph.ca.gov
Just call (855) 281-4996 for support
or e-mail us at HIEHelp@cdph.ca.gov