Participating Providers

The chart shows Data Feeds and the Number of Participating Providers contributing each Feed.
ADT ALG Autism Registry CCD C-CDA EKG ELR Only ETOR Images Lab MDM ORU PPR Rad SSO/MTM Syndromic Vitals VXU
Count of Participant 62 2 3 24 3 35 3 15 37 24 1 1 27 2 37 1 45

Data Feed Legend: 


Admissions, Discharges, and Transfers – ADT notifications are sent when a patient is admitted to a hospital, transferred to another facility, or discharged from the hospital.  Demographics included are the patient's name, the patient's location in the hospital, address, phone number, gender, etc.  


Laboratory results – This data originates from the laboratory information management system (LIMs) that provides results from a laboratory test/examination that has been ordered by the patient’s provider.  


Unsolicited Observation Results.  ORUs are often used to convey clinical reports such as lab results, radiology reports, EKGs, vital signs. 


Electronic Tests Orders and Results. Electronic Test Orders and Results (ETOR) enables laboratories and health care providers to directly exchange standardized test orders and results across different facilities and electronic information systems using agreed upon standards. 


Electronic Laboratory Reporting. This is a laboratory result that represents a reportable condition (as defined by the State Department of Health).  


Radiology Reports. Radiology information is typically a transcribed report resulting from the Radiologist’s dictation of their interpretation of an imaging study (chest x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.).  


Images.  Radiologic images shared by a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) from a participating provider.  


Medical Document Management. This data originates from the patient’s electronic medical record and typically is transcribed reports (Discharge Summary, Operative Report, Progress Notes, etc.). 


Continuity of Care Document.  Also referred to as a ‘Clinical Summary of Care Record.’ The CCD is a summary of the pertinent clinical, demographic and administrative data and provides a ‘snapshot in time’ for a specific patient.  

CCD-A.  A CCDA document is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document summarizing current and pertinent historical information about an individual patient’s health care record at a given facility. 


Syndromic Surveillance.  This data originates from an ADT message that is de-identified and routed on to CDC/Essence for use by the North Dakota Department of Health epidemiologists to monitor and surveil for outbreaks.


Immunization Data. VXU stands for ‘Unsolicited Vaccination Record Update.’ This data originates from the administration of an immunization.  


Public Health Registries. Registries are housed within the ND Department of Health and represent specific data sets such as Immunization, Autism and Advance Health Directive registries.