CDC provides documents to assist with implementing HL7 message mapping guides and sending case notifications to NNDSS.
Supporting Documents for Implementation
|PHIN Messaging Specification for Case Notification v3.1.1||This document, released for use starting in 2019, outlines the specifications to accommodate sending the Generic and disease-specific MMGs (e.g., hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.). Version 3.1.1 updates hyperlinks to align with 2021 NNDSS website updates.|
|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|
|FAQs about implementing the “Country of Usual Residence” data element||This document includes guidance for implementing the “Country of Usual Residence” data element in HL7 case notifications.|