Promoting Interoperability



Promoting Interoperability guidance is for eligible hospitals and providers wishing to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive programs, which provide financial incentives for the “Promoting Interoperability” of certified electronic health record technology.

For Promoting Interoperability, CDPHE provides technical and administrative support for electronic lab, immunization registry and cancer registry reporting. 

We are not supporting syndromic surveillance currently. However, Tri-County Health Department (Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties) Boulder County, Jefferson County and Denver Health (Denver County) are accepting syndromic surveillance data from eligible hospitals in their jurisdictions.

Promoting Interoperability is the application of certified electronic health records technology to ensure its connected in a manner that provides for the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of care; and in using that technology, the provider must submit to the secretary of Health and Human Services information on quality of care and other measures.

How to participate
  1. Register your intent to attest for any or all public health objectives within the Colorado Public Health Reporting portal (CoPHR).
  2. Review the requirements and guidance for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR), Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS), Syndromic Surveillance and Cancer Registry.
  3. You will be contacted by our staff or the local public health agency responsible for each objective, and then you can start the onboarding process specific to that objective. Details for the onboarding process for each objective can be found in the objective-specific links below.

Other resources

For Stage 2 Promoting Interoperability, we provide technical and administrative support for electronic lab, immunization and cancer registry reporting. 

We aren't supporting Syndromic Surveillance at this time. However, Denver Public Health and the Tri-County Health Department are doing so for facilities in their jurisdictions.