All GRID data may be submitted via data file upload. However, most facilities choose to enter the Facility, Monthly Data by Facility, and Monthly Data by Physician forms manually. 

Note: You may upload data for multiple facilities simultaneously; however, if you leave the Facility ID blank for a row, that row will be uploaded to the Facility ID selected in the facility picker.


To start the upload process, use the file specifications, below, to create a data file in the correct format. You can start with a blank Excel worksheet and follow the layout to add each field according to the format and values specified. Alternatively, you can also create your file as a pipe-delimited text file.


Next, if you created your file as an Excel worksheet, you can upload it as a xlsx or convert it to a text (.txt) file. If this is your first time creating a file you may need to configure your computer to use the ‘|’ (vertical bar) character when converting the file.


Make sure you name your file according to the following naming conventions, where <yyyymmdd-hrmiss> specifies the year, month, day, and time the file was created - e.g. 20180215-085100.txt for February 15, 2018, 8:51 a.m.

Form

File Naming Convention

Facility 

grid_facility_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.txt

grid_facility_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.xlsx

Monthly Data by Facility

grid_monthly_facility_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.txt

grid_monthly_facility_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.xlsx

Monthly Data by Physician

grid_monthly_physician_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.txt

grid_monthly_physician_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.xlsx

Exam

grid_exam_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.txt

grid_exam_<yyyymmdd-hrmiss>.xlsx


Once your file is ready, follow the Data File Upload process to upload the file to the registry. Be sure to check the file status to see if there are errors you need to investigate or correct.



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