The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) works with South Dakota Health Link as the state’s health information exchange to support interoperability between SD-DOH and external partners (e.g., hospitals, clinics, and laboratories) who have information needed to perform public health work.  Organizations interested in SD-DOH public health use cases are encouraged to contact us by completing initial connection forms found through the SD Health Link Public Health Reporting.

CMS Promoting Interoperability

Under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Promoting Interoperability Programs, the South Dakota Department of Health is declaring a readiness to receive electronic records for the following public health systems:

Public Health Use Cases Standard Conditions
Electronic case reports
(eCR and eICR)
HL7 electronic initial case report (eICR) standards R1.1 and R3 All SD reportable conditions
Syndromic Surveillance (SyS), Emergency Dept chief complaint HL7 syndromic surveillance standard 2.5.1 All visits
Electronic Laboratory
Reports (ELR)
HL7 electronic laboratory reporting standard 2.5.1 All SD reportable conditions
Immunization Record
HL7 immunization messaging  standard All child, adolescent, and teen vaccinations


Information on use cases:

  • eCR/eICR
  • SyS (coming soon)
  • ELR (coming soon)

Disease Surveillance

To manually submit a notification of reportable disease, please visit the following:

For more information on electronic data submission, please contact To request a participation letter in the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program or Merit-based Incentive Payment System, please contact SD Health Link.