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EHR:  Export Syndromic Surveillance Data

Syndromic Surveillance Data can be exported as an HL7 ADT standardized message. To record observations see Enter Syndromic Surveillance Observations. Also see EHR Public Health Reporting.

Open Dental does not currently support automatic submission of syndromic data to state public health agencies.  Rather, you must manually export observations by appointment, then submit to the public health agency using the required transport method.  Since most dentists don't collect syndromic data, we think attesting to an exclusion is a good option.  However, some states may not accept an exclusion. 

Before Export
The public health agency will require sign up and additional steps before data can be accepted.  Contact your state's public health agency to determine requirements, sign legal agreements, or begin the on-boarding process. 

Export Data
1.  On the patient's Edit Appointment window, click Obs.

All observations already recorded and attached to the appointment are listed. 

2. Click Export HL7.

3. Select the location in which to save the exported .txt file, then click Save.

 

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