The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed a centralized repository for public health, clinical data and specialized registry electronic reporting options to help eligible hospitals and professionals comply with Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.

The repository has been anticipated for almost five years. In the agency’s final rule for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, which was released September 2012, CMS said it would create such a centralized repository. And, in a subsequent May 2014 notice, the agency indicated that the database would serve as the “definitive information source” for determining public health agency and registry readiness to receive electronic data associated with MU objectives.

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