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DPH Meaningful Use Coordinator

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Patricia Araki, MPH
DPH Meaningful Use Coordinator
Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone:  (213) 288-7267
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Meaningful Use Coordinator

Vision: The seamless integration and effective use of health information.

Mission: To improve the quality of patient care and population health in Los Angeles County through the meaningful use of secured health information.

Goals: Provide technical assistance and information to help healthcare  providers successfully navigate required electronic reporting.

Meaningful Use for Public Health:

Immunization Registry Reporting:
Eligible providers and hospitals administering immunizations during the reporting period and interested in submitting EHR HL7 2.5.1 immunization messages to meet the Stage 1 or Stage 2 Meaningful Use Immunization Measure may do so by registering with the California Department of Public Health HIE Gateway/CAIR IZ Portal at 

On July 1, 2016, the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) declared its readiness to meet the Stage 3 meaningful use immunization measure. If submitters are interested in meeting the Stage 3 meaningful use immunization measure in 2019, please visit for further information.

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting:
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC/DPH) is able to accept syndromic surveillance data reporting from eligible hospitals (EHs) and critical access hospitals (CAHs). If you are an eligible hospital or CAH, please contact to schedule your participation in and data connection to LAC/DPH Syndromic Surveillance project. LAC/DPH will provide the letter of attestation for this measure. Eligible hospitals and CAHs that are currently participating in the LAC/DPH Syndromic Surveillance project, and are looking to upgrade their data connections, should also email for further assistance.

For all other eligible providers, please take the exemption for this measure.

Electronic Reportable Laboratory Results (ELR):
Eligible hospitals who wish to send electronic reportable laboratory results to LAC/DPH to meet this meaningful use measure should register with the California Department of Public Health HIE Gateway at

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Meaningful Use External Resources:

arrow CMS Centralized Repository for Public Health Agencies and Clinical Data Registries
arrow Public Health Registries(CDPH)
     arrow California Cancer Registry
arrow National Health Care Surveys (NCHS)
     arrow NCHS Declaration of Readiness for Public Health Reporting

California Department of Public Health (CDPH):
Health Information Exchange Gateway:
arrow California Public Health Electronic Reporting Capacity

US Government Sites: Electronic Records, Meaningful Use and More
arrow Health IT Dot Gov image web link: 

arrow  CDC Promoting Interoperability Website

arrow  CDC Meaningful Use Email Address:

arrow  National Institutes of Health: List of Registries


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