The Public Health Data Standards Consortium
participated in the development of the Health Care Service: Data Reporting Guide for public health
reporting. This guide is based on the HIPAA implementation guides,
specifically the claim and encounter transaction standard, but includes
data elements that specifically address public health data needs for
encounter data, including specifications for data elements such as race
and county as well as a limited set of clinical data elements.
following tools provide assistance for implementation of the Health
Care Service: Data Reporting Guide. These tools were developed for the
PHDSC by the National Association of Health Data Organizations (funded
by the National Center for Health Statistics).