Public Health Criteria

Immunization Reporting

The New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) is capable of receiving electronic immunization messages on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The NJIIS is the official repository of immunizations administered to individuals in the State of New Jersey.

Information regarding the registration, testing, onboarding and transmission of immunization data can be found on the NJ Immunization Information System website. Before you begin, please read through the getting started guide for information on how to send immunization data using the NJIIS Interface Management System.

For more information on immunization reporting click here.

Syndromic Surveillance

NJDOH is currently capable of receiving Syndromic Surveillance data from visits to emergency departments (ED) only and encourages real-time submission. At this time, syndromic surveillance data is NOT being accepted from visits to Eligible Professionals (EP) or non-ED visits to Eligible Hospitals (EH).

Contact NJDOH (for emergency departments who want to send or confirm existing syndromic-surveillance data)

NOTE: Eligible providers seeking to attest for PI may print this page to support exclusions/exemptions where applicable.  NJDOH does not provide any additional documentation for attestation.

For more information on syndromic surveillance click here.

Cancer Registry

All healthcare facilities, physician, dentists, labs, ambulatory care facilities and other health care providers that diagnose or provide treatment for cancer patients must report cancer cases to the NJSCR (see Reportable List).

All cases of cancer and other specified tumors and precancerous diseases must be reported to the NJSCR within six months of diagnosis, or three months of discharge, whichever is sooner. A cancer registry abstract must be completed for each newly diagnosed case. A separate abstract must be completed for each primary. Refer to the NJSCR Manual: Abstracting and Coding Instructions for Facilities for detailed instructions on reporting to NJSCR.

A healthcare facility that fails to report cases of cancer electronically, as required by regulation, within six months of diagnosis shall be liable to pay a penalty as stated in N.J.S.A. 26:2-106.

Note: EHR Technology must be certified to report to a Cancer Registry in order to attest to this measure.

Specialized Registry

The National Health Care Surveys are working together with the Promoting Interoperability Program, formerly known as Meaningful Use (MU), and The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Eligible Clinicians (EC), Eligible Professionals (EP), Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) can register their intent to submit data to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Registration is free of charge.

For more information click here.

Highlander Registry:

Highlander clinical data registry is a specialized registry that meets the specialized registry reporting measure.

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