Public Health Objectives and Reporting Guidance

Please navigate to the Public Health Objectives and Reporting Guidance section* by selecting the appropriate Meaningful Use Stage below.

*Please note that a practice of Eligible Professionals may span across MU Stage 1 and/or MU Stage 2 reporting requirements. In these cases, it is recommended to review both Public Health Objectives and Reporting Guidance sections due to the differences in reporting requirements.


MU STAGE 1 Eligible Providers

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Providers

Starting in Meaningful Use Stage 1, Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals must engage in testing with New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and New York City Department of Health Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Public Health Agencies to successfully meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 Public Health Objectives under the EHR Incentive Programs.

To help formalize the Meaningful Use Stage 1 testing process, Eligible Providers are encouraged to declare their intent to test for a given Public Health Objective using the MU1 Public Health Testing Request Form.


MU1 Public Health Testing Request Form
The MU1 Public Health Testing Request Form requests data from an Eligible Provider to inform the EHR Incentive Programs and the Public Health Agencies that the provider is ready to engage in testing. Please note that Public Health Agencies and registries may require additional information beyond this Form before the provider can submit test messages.

New 3-Step Testing Process

For step-by-step directions for completing the 3-Step Testing Process with each registry, please click on the appropriate link below based on the jurisdiction in which the provider is located.

Meaningful Use Stage 1 and New York State Registries
  MU1 Objective Providers located in NYC report to: Providers located outside NYC report to:
Immunizations (Menu) Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) NYS Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
Syndromic Surveillance (Menu) New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) This option is not available for EPs outside of NYC

  MU1 Objective Providers located in NYC report to: Providers located outside NYC report to:
Immunizations (Menu) Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) NYS Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
Syndromic Surveillance (Menu) New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) New York State Department Of Health (NYSDOH)
Lab Reporting (Menu) New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS)



MU STAGE 2 Eligible Providers

DEADLINE REMINDER: Eligible Professionals in MU Stage 2 in Payment Year 2015 must register for Public Health Objectives by March 1, 2015

ATTENTION: Eligible Providers in MU Stage 2 Year 2 must complete a NEW registration in the Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health (MURPH) System


Contact MUPUblicHealthHELP@health.ny.gov or 1-877-646-5410 option 3 for further information about registration.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Providers

Beginning in Meaningful Use Stage 2, Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals must formally register their intent to initiate ongoing submission for a given Public Health Objective, before or within 60 days of the start of their EHR Reporting Period, using the Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health System (MURPH).

Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health System (MURPH)
MURPH is a statewide system hosted on the Health Commerce System (HCS) that accepts Eligible Professionals' and Eligible Hospitals’ registrations and is used by the public health registries and the EHR Incentive Program to manage onboarding and program compliance.

Quick Access to MURPH:
  1. Log into HCS: https://commerce.health.state.ny.us*
  2. Click on the "My Content" on the top navigation bar
  3. Click on "All Applications" in the drop down
  4. Click on the letter "M"
  5. Click on Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health
*Need a HCS Log-In, click here for instructions.

MURPH Registration and Onboarding Resources:

MU2 Public Health Objectives Onboarding and Reporting Presentation
Eligible Professional MURPH Registration Guide
Eligible Hospital MURPH Registration Guide

New 4-Step Onboarding Process

For step-by-step directions for completing the 4-Step Onboarding Process with each registry, please click on the appropriate link below based on the jurisdiction in which the provider is located.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 and New York State Registries
  MU2 Objective NY City Report to: NY State (outside of NYC) Report to:
Immunizations (Core) Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) NYS Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
Syndromic Surveillance (Menu) NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene This option is not available for EPs outside of NYC
Cancer Registry (Menu) New York State Cancer Registry (NYSCR)
Specialized Disease Registry (Menu) NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene This option is not available for EPs outside of NYC

  MU2 Objective NY City Report to: NY State (outside of NYC) Report to:
Immunizations (Core) Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) NYS Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
Syndromic Surveillance (Core) NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) New York State Department Of Health (NYSDOH)
Lab Reporting (Core) New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS)







Please contact MUPublicHealthHELP@health.ny.gov or 1-877-646-5410 Option 3 for further information on registration or onboarding status updates.