Public Health

Integrate with state, federal, and professional registries to track public health.

Registries

These interfaces cover opportunities for submission to public health or professional registries. Epic modules also include built-in custom integration with national registries such as the American College of Cardiology's CathPCI registry and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) TIEDI registry, among others.

In outgoing interfaces, the referral information is being sent to an external system.

Outgoing Cancer Reporting

This interface allows organizations using Epic to meet the Meaningful Use objective to send cancer case information to cancer registries, when using Epic's oncology software. This integration uses the Direct protocol to send the information.
Current integrations include...
  • IBM
  • Kansas Health Information Network
  • Kentucky Health Information Exchange
  • South Dakota Department of Health

Birth Integration

Epic can electronically request birth certificates from a birth registry by exchanging data using the IHE Retrieve Form for Data Capture and Clinical Research Document profiles to facilitate reporting to external registries. Epic can also push birth information to external registries using the Direct protocol.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting read the specRead the technical specs

This Outgoing Results and Orders interface sends results in the ELR format. ELR format results follow the HL7 version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health, Release 1. This format is often used to notify public health agencies of tests which must be reported for disease tracking, and meet Meaningful Use (MU) or Promoting Interoperability (PI) measures in the U.S.

NAACCR Pathology Reporting read the specRead the technical specs

This Outgoing Results and Orders Interface sends messages for pathology reports that contain electronic cancer checklists. These messages conform to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Standards for Cancer Registries Volume V rules for constructing HL7 messages for CAP electronic cancer checklist synoptic reporting.

Incoming Vaccination Administration read the specRead the technical specs

This interface is used to notify the EMR that a vaccination has been administered for a patient in the Epic system. It is typically sent by an external system used to administer vaccinations.
Current integrations include...
  • Axion Health ReadySet Occupational Health
  • CAIR (California)
  • CaraFlow
  • CHIRP (Indiana)
  • Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager
  • PureSafety Occupational Health Manager
  • WIR (Wisconsin)

Outgoing Vaccination Query read the specRead the technical specs

This HL7v2 interface is used to query an immunization registry for information when a patient presents for care. The registry responds with historical immunization data. Some registries additionally supply immunization forecast data. This interface uses TCP/IP to exchange messages.
Current integrations include...
  • ALERT (Oregon)
  • CHIRP (Indiana)
  • CIIS (Colorado)
  • GRITS (Georgia)
  • INC (Arkansas)
  • ImmPRINT (Alabama)
  • ImmPact2 (Maine)
  • KSIR (Kansas)
  • LINKS (Louisiana)
  • MIIC (Minnesota)
  • NDIIS (North Dakota)
  • NESIIS (Nebraska)
  • PA-SIIS (Pennsylvania)
  • SDIR (San Diego)
  • ShowMeVax (Missouri)
  • WIR (Wisconsin)

Outgoing Vaccination Administration read the specRead the technical specs

When a vaccine is administered to the patient and documented within the EMR, this interface sends information about the administration to either an immunization registry or another clinical system.
Current integrations include...
  • CareEvolution HIEBus
  • dbMotion dbMotion Solution
  • Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager
  • ICLOPS Focus
  • Kryptiq CareManager
  • ALERT (Oregon)
  • ASIIS (Arizona)
  • CAIR (California)
  • CHILD (Washington)
  • CHIRP (Indiana)
  • CIIS (Colorado)
  • CIR (New York City)
  • DC Immunization Registry (Washington DC)
  • DIR (Delaware)
  • Florida SHOTS (Florida)
  • GRITS (Georgia)
  • HIR (Hawaii)
  • I-CARE (Illinois)
  • IMPACT SIIS (Ohio)
  • INC (Arkansas)
  • IRIS (Idaho)
  • IRIS (Iowa)
  • ImmPRINT (Alabama)
  • ImmTrac (Texas)
  • ImmuNet (Maryland)
  • KIDS Plus IIS (Philadelphia, PA)
  • KSIR (Kansas)
  • Kentucky Immunization Registry
  • LINKS (Louisiana)
  • MCIR (Michigan)
  • MIIC (Minnesota)
  • MIIS (Massachusetts)
  • MIR (Mississippi)
  • NDIIS (North Dakota)
  • NESIIS (Nebraska)
  • NJIIS (New Jersey)
  • NMSIIS (New Mexico)
  • NYSIIS (New York)
  • OSIIS (Oklahoma)
  • PA-SIIS (Pennsylvania)
  • SDIR (San Diego)
  • SIIS (South Carolina)
  • ShowMeVax (Missouri)
  • TOTS (Illinois)
  • USIIS (Utah)
  • VIIS (Virginia)
  • VacTrAK (Alaska)
  • WIR (Wisconsin)
  • WVSIIS (West Virginia)
  • WyIR (Wyoming)