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Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Division

DPH Meaningful Use Coordinator

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Patricia Araki, MPH
DPH Meaningful Use Coordinator
Communicable Disease Control and
     Prevention Division
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 227
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone:  (213) 989-7161
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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 

As of July 1, 2016, the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) has 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 2017, please visit for further information.

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC/DPH) is unable to accept syndromic surveillance data reporting from eligible providers. If you are an eligible provider, please take the exemption for this measure. Eligible hospitals that are currently participating in the LAC/DPH Syndromic Surveillance project, and are looking to upgrade their data connections, should email for further assistance.

 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

 Public Health Reporting Measures and Standards

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Meaningful Use External Resources:

arrow CMS Centralized Repository for Public Health Agencies and Clinical Data Registries
arrow Specialized Registry Reporting(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
arrow CDPH Health Information Exchange Toolkit

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

arrow  CDC Meaningful Use Website

arrow  CDC Meaningful Use Email Address:

arrow  National Institutes of Health: List of Registries

Meaningful Use Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

arrow What can count as a specialized registry?
arrow Where can I find a list of public health agencies and immunization registries to submit my data as required by the public health objectives for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs?  Direct link to the CMS Centralized Repository 
arrow What steps does a provider have to take to determine if there is a specialized registry available for them, or if they should instead claim an exclusion?
arrow What steps do eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals need to take to meet the specialized registry objective? Is it different from EPs?
arrow What are the Modified Stage 2 requirements for the EHR Incentive Program?


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