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Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use Requirements

Specialized Registries

The only specialized registry offered by NC DPH is the NC Centralized Cancer Registry, which accepts cancer reports from eligible professionals who diagnose or treat cancer.

Eligible professionals can contact the NC AHEC Practice Support program for assistance in meeting the requirements of the Meaningful Use of electronic health records and in implementing quality improvement strategies.

Also, the following registries are available for eligible hospitals, some of which may also be applicable to eligible professionals:

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics is currently accepting National Health Care Survey data from Eligible Professionals (EP), Eligible Hospitals (EH) and critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to fulfill the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs Public Health Objective, Measure 3, submission of data for specialized registry reporting.
    http://www.cdc.gov/ehrmeaningfuluse/national_health_care_surveys.html
  • North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative: A Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry
    Wayne D Rosamond (Lead Principal Investigator)

    The UNC School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology will support the work of the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaboration (NCSCC) by assuming primary responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of a hospital based stroke registry focused on data collection concurrent with care. We will work with participating hospitals by providing continuous and intermittent feedback on performance of quality of care measures and monitoring the quality and use of data collected for quality improvement interventions with the goal of enhancing the quality of stroke care that they provide. In addition, we will support the NCSCC in recruitment of new hospital sites and the retention of all sites, ensure the migration of revisions throughout the data process, provide training on the integrated database system, assure high quality of the data and the reporting functions, assure the timely transmittal of accurate data to the CDC each quarter, provide analysis of data, and the publication of findings.