Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Meeting Public Health Meaningful Use Requirements in the City of Berkeley  


According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, the Public Health Objectives for electronic data transmissions in Stage 1 of Meaningful Use (MU) are as follows:

For Eligible Professionals (EPs), one or both of:

  • Immunization data
  • Syndromic surveillance data

For Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), one or more of:

  • Immunization data
  • Electronic laboratory data
  • Syndromic surveillance data

EPs should use the immunization objective, and EHs and CAHs should use the immunization and/or electronic laboratory reporting objective(s) to meet the Public Health requirement for Meaningful Use (provided below).

City of Berkeley Public Health Division does not have the capability to receive syndromic surveillance data. 
  

For more information, please contact Jose Ducos at JDucos@cityofberkeley.info or (510) 981-5281.


For Immunization Data
Go to the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) website located at: http://cairweb.org/cair-regions/ to identify which region you are in.  After determining your region, you will need to go to the CAIR Data Exchange Tech Support page at: http://cairweb.org/data-exchange-tech-support/ to get the name of the regional Data Exchange representative you should contact in order to submit your test data. Upon submission of a test message, you will receive a confirmation notice from CAIR. If the CAIR registry is unable to process the test message, you will be provided with an exclusion notice.

For Electronic Laboratory Reporting Data
Go to the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) website at: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/informatics/tech/Pages/CalREDIEELR.aspx for instructions on how to submit a test message.  Upon submission of a test message, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement from CalREDIE.  If CalREDIE is unable to process the test message, you will be provided with an exclusion notice.  Please note that EPs cannot choose the Electronic Laboratory Reporting requirement to fulfill Meaningful Use.

For more information, please see CMS’ EHR Incentive Program website regarding lab reporting at:

https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html?redirect=/ehrincentiveprograms/ 


Additional Information and Resources

Meaningful Use Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

California Department of Public Health

 

 

 

 

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