Supporting Documents for Implementation

CDC provides documents to assist with implementing HL7 message mapping guides and sending case notifications to NNDSS.

PHIN Messaging Specification for Case Notification v3.1 This document has been updated to accommodate sending the Generic and disease-specific Message Mapping Guides (e.g., hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, congenital syphilis, pertussis, and mumps) and should be used with all new MMGs beginning in 2019
Laboratory Template (5/11/2018) This document includes the data elements for the “Laboratory Repeating Group” in the Message Mapping Guides.
Generic Data Elements that Define a Unique Case (7/7/2017) Information for NNDSS reporting jurisdictions about which data elements in the Generic v2.0 MMG cannot change for a case because they are used to define a unique case in the CDC MVPS for HL7 case notifications
Methods for Conveying Unknown Values in Case Notification Guidelines that address the methods for data transmission in HL7 messages when the information is collected in the surveillance system

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