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Meaningful use is using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to:
Reporting immunization information to an immunization registry is one of the two meaningful use public health objectives. (HealthIT.gov)
More information on the CMS EHR Incentive Program.
More information on how SAIRS handles Meaningful Use.
The first criterion is that you must administer vaccines to your patients, even if it is only the flu shot.
The next criterion is that you must capture in your EHR vaccine information, such as vaccine type (must be mapped to the standard CVX or CPT codes).
Depending on your EHR vendor, you may have to have a certain version or even purchase additional EHR options. The safest bet is to contact your EHR vendor and ask if your system is eligible.
Please direct all HL7-related questions to 210.207.5071 and you will be transferred to the appropriate SAIRS Team Member.
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