Public Health Reporting

Registry Interfaces via the Clinical Gateway

The Mass HIway enables the electronic submission of reporting for public health registries to improve public health research, intervention, and program development. This allows for easier compliance with applicable state laws and can also help providers earn incentives in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. For more information on Meaningful Use and Public Health objectives and steps to submit, click here.

The Mass HIway is connected to the following Public Health Programs. Please note that the capture of patient consent is not a requirement for mandatory public health reporting. 

  • Syndromic Surveillance (SS): State data submitted to the CDC’s BioSense program via HL7 message to identify excess morbidity and mortality.
  • Immunizations (MIIS): Supports compliance with state law M.G.Lc.111, s.24M for submission of immunization data to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) via HL7 message. Click here for official MIIS Regulations and here for the MIIS Compliance Schedule (March 2015)
  • Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR) Supports electronic submission of laboratory results to the MDPH Bureau of Infectious Disease to meet regulation 105 CMR 300.170 via HL7 message.
  • Massachusetts Cancer Registry (MCR): Provides an electronic means to comprehensively identify and report cancer cases to the Massachusetts Cancer Registry via CDA, HL7 or R2 message for further reporting to the CDC as required by Massachusetts law.
  • Specialized Registry (MAVEN): Web based disease surveillance and case management system.
  • Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)
  • Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) via XML (only for A1s), HL7 ADT (A01, 03, 08); QRY_19
  • Childhood Lead Prevention Program (CLPPP) VIA .csv, .txt fixed length file
  • Occupational Lead Poisoning Registry (Adult Lead) via HL7 message
  • e-Referral: Supports health information exchange from healthcare provider organizations to affiliated community-based organizations via CCD or HL7 message.
  • Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) in testing

 Registry Interface Connections by Vendor

  • MIIS: Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, GE Qvera, Surescripts
  • Opioid Treatment Program: Netsmart, SMART
  • eReferral: eClinicalWorks
  • Syndromic Surveillance: Cerner
  • MCS: athenahealth in test, Aprima initiated