Pharmacologic agents used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

Data Element

Additional Information

Fill Status
Description
State of a medication with regards to dispensing or other activity. (e.g., dispensed, partially dispensed, not dispensed)

Comment

CDC's comment on behalf of CSTE for USCDI v4

CSTE agrees with CDC. Medication data is critical for exchange with public health and is included in eCR standards. It is especially important for STI programs, HIV and TB surveillance as well as for public health response and surveillance for antimicrobial resistant pathogen infections. 

CDC's Consolidated Comment

  • Useful for other HHS programs (e.g., those involved in COVID therapeutics).
CSTE Comment:
  • Medication data is critical for exchange with public health and is included in eCR standards. It is especially important for STI programs, HIV and TB surveillance as well as for public health response and surveillance for antimicrobial resistant pathogen infections.
Joint CDC-CMS Priority data element

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