Washington State Public Health Meaningful Use Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Hospitals

Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may register for the following objectives:

  • Electronic lab reporting
  • Immunization reporting
  • Prescription Review
  • Syndromic surveillance

Eligible Professionals

Professionals working in an individual practice or clinic, or a multi-clinic group, may register for the following objectives:

  • Immunization reporting if the practice or clinic administers immunizations.
  • Specialized Registry - Prescription Review if the practice or clinic dispenses prescriptions.
  • Specialized Registry - Cancer reporting if the practice or clinic diagnoses and/or treats cancer.
  • Syndromic Surveillance if the single clinic or multi-clinic group provides at least one of the following types of care:
    • Urgent, acute, or walk-in care
    • Primary care, defined as:
      • General practice
      • Family medicine
      • Pediatric medicine
      • Internal medicine
      • OB/GYN (non-surgical)
      • Women's Health
      • Geriatric medicine
    • Infectious disease specialty care
    • Environmental health specialty care
    • Occupational health specialty care

Eligible professionals practicing at clinics that do not meet the above criteria for syndromic surveillance may qualify for an exclusion for syndromic surveillance reporting. The Syndromic Surveillance Readiness Letter (PDF) may be used for documentation of your qualification for an exclusion. Download a copy of this letter and keep for your records.

If you are unsure about whether your clinic qualifies for an exclusion, you are encouraged to complete the Registration of Intent to receive an individualized review of your clinic.