Comment

WA State Department of Health Live Birth and Fetal Death

Washington State Department of Health appreciates having the standards listed on the “Reporting Birth and Fetal Death to Public Health Agencies” page and does not have any new standards to recommend. We do have some comments about the standards listed:  
  • It appears that some specific details are still under development. 
  • Live birth - From the IJE mapping section, the following fields in the current IJE files will not be in the birth transmissions: VOID, MATCH, MAGER, FAGER, MAGE_CALC, FAGE_CALC, MOM_OC_T, MOM_OC_C, DAD_OC_C, DAD_OC_C, MOM_IN_T, MOM_IN_C, DAD_IN_T, DAD_IN_C, SSN_CITIZEN_CD, SSN_MULT_BTH_CD, SSN_FEEDBACK, SSN_BRTH_CRT_NO, MARITAL_DESCRIP, REPLACE. Is this correct? There appear to be broken links, such as to the observation/pregnancy risk factor definitions. And the 5 minute APGAR score 
  • Fetal Death  - From the IJE mapping section, the following fields in the current IJE files will not be in the birth transmissions: VOID, MATCH, R_YR, R_MO, R_DY, MAGER, FAGER, HSV1, HIV, ALCOHOL, ALIAS, LONG_D, LAT_D, LONG, LAT, MAGE_CALC, FAGE_CALC, MOM_OC_T, MOM_OC_C, DAD_OC_T, DAD_OC_C, MOM_IN_T, MOM_IN_C, DAD_IN_T, DAD_IN_C, INFORMFST, INFORMMID, INFORMLST, INFORMRELATE, REPLACE. Is this correct? 

WA State Department of Health Birth and Fetal Death Comments

  • Washington State Department of Health appreciates having the standards listed on the “Reporting Birth and Fetal Death to Public Health Agencies” page and does not have any new standards to recommend. We do have some comments about the standards listed:
    • It appears that some specific details are still under development.
    • Live birth
      • From the IJE mapping section, the following fields in the current IJE files will not be in the birth transmissions: VOID, MATCH, MAGER, FAGER, MAGE_CALC, FAGE_CALC, MOM_OC_T, MOM_OC_C, DAD_OC_C, DAD_OC_C, MOM_IN_T, MOM_IN_C, DAD_IN_T, DAD_IN_C, SSN_CITIZEN_CD, SSN_MULT_BTH_CD, SSN_FEEDBACK, SSN_BRTH_CRT_NO, MARITAL_DESCRIP, REPLACE. Is this correct?
      • There appear to be broken links, such as to the observation/pregnancy risk factor definitions. And the 5 minute APGAR score
    • Fetal Death
      • From the IJE mapping section, the following fields in the current IJE files will not be in the birth transmissions: VOID, MATCH, R_YR, R_MO, R_DY, MAGER, FAGER, HSV1, HIV, ALCOHOL, ALIAS, LONG_D, LAT_D, LONG, LAT, MAGE_CALC, FAGE_CALC, MOM_OC_T, MOM_OC_C, DAD_OC_T, DAD_OC_C, MOM_IN_T, MOM_IN_C, DAD_IN_T, DAD_IN_C, INFORMFST, INFORMMID, INFORMLST, INFORMRELATE, REPLACE. Is this correct?

HIMSS Comments on Subsection II-R

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is pleased to submit these comments for consideration by ONC to update the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). These comments are one set in a series of comments that HIMSS has and will prepare to review the updates to the new web-based version of the ISA. More comments addressing other elements of this resource are forthcoming. For more information on previous comments, please visit the HIMSS website.

HIMSS recommends that Interoperability Need “Reporting Birth Defects to Public Health Agencies” in Subsection II-R be rephrased and expanded to “Reporting Newborn Birth, Health and Death to Public Health Agencies”. HIMSS has provided the attached information as a suggested expansion of the standards and specifications included in this section.

Subsection II-R New Interop Need Table_HIMSS.pdf