Meaningful Use Attestation

The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs provide payments to eligible professionals (EP), eligible hospitals (EH) and critical access hospitals (CAH) as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology to improve patient care.

To receive an EHR incentive payment, providers must show that they are “meaningfully using” their EHRs by meeting thresholds for a number of objectives.  Included in the strategies for demonstrating “Meaningful Use” of EHR systems are objectives related to public health. They include the submission of:

  1. immunization registry data
  2. reportable disease laboratory reports
  3. syndromic surveillance data
  4. cancer data to a registry
  5. data to specialized registries


Alameda County Public Health and its partners are ready to assist EPs and EHs that choose to meet the meaningful use requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009.  Please refer to the requirements and stages of Meaningful Use in Alameda County on the left.

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