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In 2011, the CDC released the PHIN Implementation Guide (IG) for Syndromic Surveillance v.1 under the Public Health Information Network. In the intervening years, new technological advancements, EHR capabilities as well as epidemiological and Meaningful Use requirements have led to the periodic... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance seeks to systematically leverage health-related data in near "real-time" to understand the health of communities at the local, state, and federal level. The product of this process provides statistical insight on disease trends and healthcare utilization behaviors at the... Read more

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers federal incentive programs for eligible hospitals (EHs), critical access hospitals (CAHs), eligible providers (EPs), and eligible clinicians (ECs) that have adopted and use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). The... Read more

Content type: State Specific Implementation Guide

Version 1.6

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) compiled this guide for hospitals with emergency departments to aid in the submission of syndromic surveillance data to the Oregon Public Health Division’s syndromic surveillance project (Oregon ESSENCE). (We also accept urgent care data from... Read more

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HL7 2.5.1 messaging for Emergency, Inpatient, Non-urgent Ambulatory, and Urgent Care Settings

Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH) has compiled this guide for eligible hospitals and professionals who wish to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record... Read more

Content type: State Specific Implementation Guide

The Messaging Guide Workgroup is working to prepare the next version of the Syndromic Surveillance Messaging Guide for HL7 Balloting. The goals of the group include:

Facilitate the review, comment, and update process for the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance (derived from the... Read more
Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

The HL7 messaging standard, version two that was implemented by most vendors and public health agencies did not resolve all systems’ interoperability problems. Design and tool implementation for automated machine-testing messages may resolve many of those problems. This task also has critical... Read more

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