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North Dakota Department of Health Meaningful Use Registration of Intent for Electronic Laboratory Reporting and Syndromic Surveillance

Facilities and providers that wish to attest for the electronic laboratory reporting and/or the syndromic surveillance meaningful use objectives must first register their intent to do so with the applicable Public Health Authority (PHA), per the guidelines developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has developed the following registration process:

  • For Meaningful Use stage one: when you are ready to submit a stage one test message, contact NDDoH at disease@nd.gov: put "Meaningful Use" in the subject line, and provide your contact information and indicate the measures for which you would like to attest in the body. We will then contact you to set up receipt of your stage one test message.
  • For Meaningful Use stage two: when you are ready to begin the onboarding process for ongoing submission with NDDoH, or will be ready within the first sixty days of the next or current EHR reporting period, you must register your intent by filling out and returning the form linked at the bottom of this page. In order to access this form, you must check that you have fulfilled our requirements for onboarding by checking the boxes below. If you not fulfill the requirements but register your intent to do so regardless, your registration of intent may be rejected by NDDoH. If your registration of intent is rejected, you will need to submit your registration of intent again when you meet our requirements to register for onboarding. Please note: you should not register your intent with the expectation to be queued for onboarding. North Dakota is a small state, and the wait time to onboard is usually very short. Following CMS guidelines, we are not allowed to "queue" you at your request if we are prepared to begin the onboarding process immediately.

Meaningful Use stage 2 checklist

Please complete the checklist to access the NDDoH registration of intent form for Electronic Laboratory Reporting and/or syndromic surveillance measures. For directions on how to connect with the NDDoH Immunization Registry, please go here: http://www.ndhealth.gov/Immunize/Interop/

My facility/provider is ready to begin testing and validation for the measure(s) they wish to attest for now, or will be ready within the first 60 days of their EHR attestation period.
Facilities/Providers should not register with the expectation to be queued. Facilities/providers connecting via the North Dakota Health Information Network (HIN) are responsible for verifying with the HIN that they will be ready to send test messages within this time frame. The HIN is not a PHA, and connection with the HIN does not automatically equate to a connection with NDDoH.

My facility/provider is currently in the first 60 days for the EHR reporting period for which they would like to attest, or the EHR reporting period for which they would like to attest will begin within the next 90 days. OR My facility/provider is not attesting for meaningful use in the next 90 days but would still like to begin participating in the NDDoH Electronic Health Record and/or Syndromic Surveillance Program and is ready to begin testing and validation now.
North Dakota is a small state, and our programs rarely have an onboarding queue, so it is not necessary to register within 90 days of their attestation period if they wish to register in advance to of that period. We apologize for any inconvenience. NDDoH is very happy to welcome any interested North Dakota facility or provider to participate in our Electronic Laboratory Reporting or Syndromic Surveillance programs. This includes facilities/providers that will attest for Meaningful Use at a later date but are ready to connect now, or facilities/providers who will not be attesting for Meaningful Use, but would still like to participate.


Please note: you must check both of these boxes to register your intent. By checking these boxes, you are officially indicating to the North Dakota Department of Health that both these statements are true. The North Dakota Department of Health reserves the right to reject your registration of intent at a later date if we discover you have checked these boxes in error.