Skip to main content

2012 ISDS Recommendations for the Syndromic Surveillance Frontier Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Data Sources


Advances in health information technology are providing exciting opportunities to expand public health surveillance capabilities with the addition of more timely electronic health data. Additionally, the implementation of the Meaningful Use provisions of the HITECH Act presents public health agencies (PHAs) with a chance to develop systems that enhance public health monitoring, prevention, and response activities through the use of novel data sources. In response to these technology and policy advances, ISDS, in a CDC supported initiative, convened a multidisciplinary Workgroup to recommend usage for inpatient and ambulatory clinical data. The resulting Electronic Syndromic Surveillance Using Hospital Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Care Electronic Health Record Data: Recommendations from the ISDS Meaningful Use Workgroup works to balance today's population health goals and actionable syndromic surveillance practices with the existing resources of PHAs and their partners.


Geraldine Johnson, MS, Director, Public Health Informatics and Project Management Office, New York State Department of Health

Learning Objectives

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of the ISDS Workgroup's recommendations for syndromic surveillance using clinical data from hospital inpatient and ambulatory settings
  2. Identify at least 1 public health surveillance purpose to prioritize for system planning or design
  3. Compare and contrast basic data provisioning requirements for syndromic surveillance data from a hospital emergency and inpatient setting.
  4. Describe the workgroup's policy recommendations for Meaningful Use Stage 3
  5. Describe the Workgroup's process criteria for selecting the recommended data elements of interest.
  6. One Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credit will be available for attending this webinar.

Date and Time

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


ISDS Public Health Practice Committee