Michigan Syndromic Surveillance System (MSSS)

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting and Meaningful Use

Reporting to a Syndromic Surveillance System is a meaningful use public health measure.  The Michigan Syndromic Surveillance System (MSSS) is available for eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals and eligible professionals working in urgent care settings.  Effective 1/1/2016 MSSS is no longer accepting syndromic data from eligible professionals in non-urgent care settings.

View and Download MSSS Notification of Accepting from Urgent Care EPs Only.

Criteria for Syndromic Reporting

  • Data Originating from Emergency Services and Urgent Care Services
    Emergency services are defined as being services furnished to an individual who has an emergency medical condition and Urgent Care Services as services furnished within 12 hours in order to avoid the likely onset of an emergency medical condition.
  • Capability to Submit Syndromic Surveillance Data in the Standard Format
    A national standard has been developed for certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to generate electronic syndromic surveillance HL7 messages.  Emergent care centers are to use the PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: http://www.cdc.gov/nssp/documents/guides/syndrsurvmessagguide2_messagingguide_phn.pdf and the MSSS Submission Guide. Requirements in the MSSS Submission Guide supersede the national guidance if there is a conflict.

Registration to Submit Syndromic Surveillance Reports

Hospitals, critical access hospitals, and eligible professionals working in urgent care setting who meet the criteria for selecting syndromic surveillance reporting must complete a registration to submit syndromic surveillance reports within 60 days of the start of the meaningful use reporting period. Registration is completed through the Michigan Health System Testing Repository.

Instructions for completing the registration:  Michigan Health System Testing Repository User Guide

Once the registration is completed, an e-mail will be sent with instructions on next steps to comply with meaningful use active engagement requirements.

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