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There is an ancient African proverb that states, ‘If you want to travel fast, travel alone; if you want to travel far, travel together.’ This paper examines the issue of whether public health can and should ‘go it alone’ in efforts for creating linkages between clinical care systems and the... Read more

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) brought significant incentives to providers for implementing certified EHR technologies. It specifically requires utilization of certified electronic health records (EHRs) for electronic exchange of health information and for submission of... Read more

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James Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), will be discussing the ONC's and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Mr. Daniel will... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This webinar is part of the Meaningful Use Webinar Series entitled "Discovering the New Frontier of Syndromic Surveillance: A Meaningful Use Dialogue"

Amy Kelsey will continue the ISDS Meaningful Use webinar series by discussing Missouri's experience with inpatient EHR data.  Her talk... Read more

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This is a part of the ISDS March Meaningful Use Webinar series called "Discovering the New Frontier of Syndromic Surveillance: A Meaningful Use Dialogue."

This webinar provides insight into Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings.  Over the... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented November 8, 2011

Charlie Ishikawa, MSPH, the Associate Director of Public Health Programs at ISDS, gives an introduction and project overview of the new ISDS Meaningful Use initiative. Watch this video to learn more about the new project and to find different ways to become... Read more

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In the U.S., federal programs are accelerating the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology and encouraging greater standardization in how governmental public health agencies (PHAs) establish surveillance data partnerships with healthcare providers. To qualify for the benefits... Read more

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The Urgent Care Sub-Committee (UC) mission is to gather information about urgent care data surveillance and to provide urgent care onboarding support to jurisdictions performing syndromic surveillance. We encourage you to stay connected with this sub-committee.  Urgent Care Sub-Committee updates... Read more

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to incentivize hospitals and physicians to become meaningful users of electronic health record (EHR) systems. In a final rule issued August 2012, CMS outlined the requirements for... Read more

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Early detection of new diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy is the subject of great interest (Gibbens et al., 2008). Understanding whether a disease is infectious or sporadic becomes essential for the application of control measures. Consistent and robust ways to the assessment of... Read more

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