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Syndromic Surveillance messaging allows both outpatient and inpatient facilities to report chief complaint data of a patient to the Division of Disease Control in an automated and secure process for early detection of potential disease events. The North Dakota Department of Health Division of Disease Control is able to accept both test and continuous messaging from hospitals and ambulatory providers looking to fulfill requirements for stages one and two of Meaningful Use for Syndromic Surviellance.
First, your facility will need to determine if the facilities Electronic Health Record (EHR) can send an electronic file in Health Level 7 (HL7) format. Disease Control will accept either HL7 version 2.3.1 or HL7 version 2.5.1, with preference given to 2.5.1 if it is a possible mechanism.
Currently, North Dakota is utilizing secure ftp for direct connection. Providers can also connect to Disease Control via a connection through the North Dakota Health Information Network (HIN).
While Disease Control will be available to provide some assistance with mapping, the provider IT personnel and software vendors will be responsible for most of the coding and implementation.
If you have questions, please contact Jill Baber at email@example.com. In the subject line, please put Syndromic Surveillance Implementation Questions, or call 701.328.2378.
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