Electronic Health Records and Promoting Interoperability

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Declaration of Readiness

In support of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Promoting Interoperability Incentive Program (Meaningful Use), the Mississippi State Department of Health supports electronic submission of the following public health data.


Public Health Reporting Measures

  Electronic Lab Reporting Immunization Information Reporting Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Clinical Data Registry Electronic Case Reporting Public Health Registries (Cancer Registry Reporting)
Healthcare Provider Type            
Eligible Professional (EP) * N/A Yes Yes No No Yes
Eligible Hospital (EH) and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) * Yes Yes Yes No No No
  1. Eligible providers can choose Syndromic Surveillance IF they meet one of the following two conditions: 1) The facility is using an Eligible Hospital's EHR and is included in the EH’s interface. 2) Utilizing a separate EHR and the hospital’s HIT infrastructure, such that one interface includes both the hospital’s and clinic’s Syndromic Surveillance data.
  2. Eligible providers choosing Cancer Registry Reporting must be one of the following specialties: oncologist, pathologist, dermatologist, and radiologist.
  3. Providers who do not administer immunizations but have registered intent to interface with the Mississippi Immunization registry will need to select a specialized registry more applicable to the practice need. Providers with zero immunization volume will not be placed onto a waiting list or through the testing and production phases.

*Please refer to the Eligibility and Guidelines pages for information regarding MSDH Public Health Promoting Interoperability (Meaningful Use) eligibility and guidelines.


Complete Your Registration of Intent

Step 1 of the Promoting Interoperability (Meaningful Use) onboarding process for all objectives is to register your intent to submit electronic data to public health. A single registration may be used to register an eligible hospital, an eligible professional or clinic, or multiple clinics for one or more of the public health objectives.

NOTE: MSDH will generate an organizational letter for EHs, CAHs, or EPs once the Registration of Intent is completed. This letter can be used for all future stages. For future stages, it must be accompanied with an email statement from MSDH verifying the EH, CAH, or EP is still actively engaged. If the EH, CAH, or EP changes status (e.g. from On-Boarding to Production), a new letter must be created by MSDH. Changes in ownership will also require a new letter. Changes in EHRs will require re-Registration of Intent but not a new letter.

Registering for Multiple Clinics

If registering for multiple clinics on one registration, use the same Parent Organization for each clinic / facility. Please ensure accuracy in that field as MSDH will generate a report based on Parent Organization to be attached to your letter.

Registration Submission

Once you have submitted your registration, staff from the program areas for each of the objectives you selected will review your submission. Each program area will acknowledge the receipt of the registration separately and you’ll receive separate letters to be used in your attestation for each program area.


The Mississippi State Department of Health does not grant exclusions. It is up to the healthcare provider to determine if they can claim an applicable exclusion.

MSDH and the Mississippi Health Information Network (MS-HIN)

MS-HIN is the state's health information exchange (HIE). MS-HIN is a secure electronic exchange of patient information which allows health care providers a quick, secure, reliable access to patient health records. The MSHIN supplements a providers EHR by providing medical information reported by other provider throughout the state. MSDH and MS-HIN are working closely together to implement efficiencies in health information exchange throughout the state. MSDH is requiring that all EHs, EPs, and CAHs participate in MS-HIN to satisfy their MU Public Health reporting.


For any questions or concerns regarding the Meaningful Use process, please contact the MSDH Meaningful Use Coordinator at (601) 576-7725 or at MeaningfulUse@msdh.ms.gov

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Last reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

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