Objective 10: Public Health Reporting and Specialized Registries
(Modified Stage 2)

Reporting to registries is an integral part of improving population and public health. The Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 regulations added a new public health related menu (optional) objective for Eligible Professionals (EPs), the capability to identify and report specific cases to a specialized registry, other than a cancer registry, except where prohibited, and in accordance with the applicable jurisdictional laws and practice.

This objective was included to provide more flexibility in the menu objectives that EPs can choose. Specialized registry reporting is likely to provide many EPs with an MU menu option that is more aligned with their scope of practice. This objective may provide meaningful use credit to those EPs engaged in the beneficial use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) to report specific cases and/or case information to specialized registries

The MU Stage 2 regulations are purposefully general in describing specialized registries to provide flexibility and avoid excluding registries.

For more Information on specialized registries, please visit the CDC website:

Modified Stage 2 vs Stage 3
Objective Measures Modified Stage 2 Stage 3
Objective 10: Public Health Reporting Report on 2 out of 3 options Report on 2 out of 5 measures


Eligible Professional Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Modified Stage 2 Objectives and Measures for 2017: Objective 10 of 10

Public Health Reporting for Meaningful Use

CMS Approved Registries