Physicians seeking to meet Meaningful Use through sending data to public health agencies, may now do so through the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH’s) recently launched online portal for public health reporting called the CDPH Health Information Exchange (HIE) Gateway. The gateway will serve as a single point of entry for data submission to many state public health programs, including the California Immunization Registries (CAIR) and the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE). The gateway is intended to improve upon data exchange, analysis and reporting capabilities, while helping hospitals and health care professionals meet the public health reporting objectives under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services electronic health record (EHR) "meaningful use" incentive program.

All eligible health care professionals and hospitals in California that wish to register and submit data to CAIR or CalREDIE should do so through the CDPH HIE Gateway, regardless of whether they are seeking to fulfill meaningful use requirements. (Note: The CAIR Immunization Messaging Portal is now integrated into the CDPH Gateway. If you have already registered at the CAIR Portal and are only interested in immunization reporting, you will not be required to re-register at the CDPH Gateway.)

In future phases, the CDPH HIE Gateway will be expanded to include other CDPH electronic reporting systems, including the California Cancer Registry and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Click here to access the gateway and begin the registration process.

Click here for additional resources on EHR adoption and qualifying for meaningful use.