Currently Oregon ESSENCE is actively seeking data submission from certain healthcare facilities and is offering exemptions for others through the Meaningful Use (MU) program. MU is a federal incentive program intended to improve how health information is collected, stored and utilized in the United States. Read the following information carefully to learn whether data from your facility or practice is currently being accepted for syndromic surveillance.
Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
OHA is currently accepting syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Hospitals (EHs) with emergency departments (EDs) or Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) with EDs.
Data Use Agreement Required
A data use agreement is required for participation in Oregon ESSENCE. Once your signatory authority has signed the Oregon ESSENCE Data Use Agreement (pdf)
, we can start working towards your project goals.