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New Mexico Department of Health
Meaningful Use Stage 3 Readiness effective January 1, 2018

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is accepting the following for providers who are attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 3 beginning January 1, 2018. More information on Stage 3 reporting is available at: 
https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/

Immunization Reporting

Immunization Reporting readiness for Meaningful Use Stage 3 is currently in place at NMDOH. Please note revalidation may be necessary upon implementing an update to or a new CEHRT.

The NMDOH Immunization Program has published the local implementation guide for sending immunization data to the New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS). Information is available by clicking here. NMSIIS accepts HL7 2.5.1 messages that meet the requirements specified in the published guide.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) readiness for Meaningful Use Stage 3 is currently in place at NMDOH. Please note revalidation may be necessary upon implementing an update to or a new CEHRT.

To send data to NMDOH laboratories and hospitals must follow the HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health, Release 1 (US Realm), available at www.cdc.gov/phin/resources/phinguides.html.

Laboratories and hospitals only send results for reportable conditions. The facility must use current LOIN values when submitting resulted test codes. Current LOINCs available at http://www.loinc.org/.

Per the state administrative code, http://164.64.110.239/nmac/parts/title07/07.004.0003.htm, New Mexico is a ‘dual use’ state. This means all laboratories and healthcare professionals must report notifiable conditions to NMDOH.  If possible, use an ELR feed to submit all reportable conditions regardless of testing location, in-house or not.

Syndromic Surveillance

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting readiness for Meaningful Use Stage 3 is currently in place at NMDOH. Please note revalidation may be necessary upon implementing an update to or a new CEHRT.

Meaningful Use Stage 3 limits Syndromic Surveillance Reporting to emergency departments and urgent care settings. If you have any questions regarding the types of practitioners that the NMDOH is interested in for onboarding, send an inquiry to syndromic.surveillance@state.nm.us

Providers wanting to send data to the NMDOH must follow the PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance at http://www.cdc.gov/phin/resources/phinguides.html. The NMDOH accepts HL7 version 2.5.1 for message types of A01, A03, A04 and A08.

Electronic Case Reporting

Currently Electronic Case Reporting for Meaningful Use Stage 3 is not available at NMDOH. NMDOH will update this page when it becomes available.

Readiness Statement for 2017 Meaningful Use Stage 3

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Syndromic Surveillance Users: For Stage 2 Syndromic Surveillance reporting, at this time the New Mexico Department of Health is onboarding eligible hospitals and physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are working in an urgent care clinic or a primary care clinic. If you have any questions regarding the types of practitioners that the Department is interested in for onboarding, please contact Victoria Dirmyer at victoria.dirmyer@state.nm.us.

What is Health Information Technology?

Health Information Technology (HIT) consists of the people, processes and technology that facilitate the use of health care information for decision making. This site provides information related to the initiatives, projects and efforts of numerous stakeholders involved in the promotion and use of health information technology in New Mexico. Current HIT initiatives include:

  • Supporting the adoption and implementation of certified electronic health record (EHR) systems;
  • Supporting the meaningful use of electronic health records;
  • Implementing a secure exchange of health information among consumers, providers, payers and government;
  • Developing the workforce necessary to implement and support health information technology.