A Meaningful Journey to Onboard Syndromic Data through a Local HIE

The federal meaningful use initiative is a major driver to the establishment of expanded electronic syndromic surveillance capacity across the United States. Much has been documented about the background and requirements for eligible hospitals to achieve the syndromic meaningful use objectives. However, the role and efforts by public health agencies in the syndromic onboarding process, which varies by jurisdiction, is a significant component of the success of meaningful use. 

Objective

October 18, 2017

Meaningful Use Business Process Mapping Questionnaire

The survey, developed by the ISDS Meaningful Use Business Process Mapping Subgroup, was designed to facilitate conversations between health care facilities and public health departments before and during Meaningful Use implementation and onboarding.

April 20, 2018

Letter to the Meaningful Use Workgroup of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee

Sent on March 3, 2014, this letter summarizes the ISDS Board of Directors' response to preliminary recommendations that Laboratory Reporting and Syndromic Surveillance be removed as core measures for Eligible Hospitals in Stage 3 Meaningful Use. The letter strongly opposes this initial recommendation.

March 14, 2017

EHR Conformance Testing for Enhanced Syndromic Surveillance System Interoperability

Lack of speed, reliability, and uniformity of data collection limit the ability of syndromic surveillance (SyS) systems to provide public health authorities (PHAs) with timely information on community health threats and trends. Electronic information technologies have long been used to accelerate and automate data collection for more real-time surveillance. There is, however, irregularity in how SyS data are packaged and sent by healthcare providers.

August 22, 2018

Meeting Mandatory Infectious Disease Reporting Requirements: The Department of Veterans AffairsÍ Plan

There are currently no federal laws mandating the reporting of infectious diseases to public health authorities. Reporting requirements reside at the state level and such laws do not apply to federal agencies including the VA. Heretofore, VA's reporting of infectious diseases to public health authorities has been strictly voluntary, and has been accomplished via traditional methods (phone, mail, and fax) that are highly prone to human error, create a significant administrative burden, and do not adequately safeguard the privacy of Veterans' data.

April 28, 2019

On to Meaningful Use Stage 2: Refining Public Health Readiness Guidelines

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.

May 02, 2019

Exploring the Expanded PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance

ISDS, in collaboration with and with the support of CDC, recently released a new version of the PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance. This Guide expands on previous versions and includes specifications for transmitting hospital inpatient electronic health record (EHR) information for syndromic surveillance. The webinar will focus on leading participants through the new Guide, explaining the various sections and changes, and showing public health practitioners and vendors how the Guide may be useful in practice. 

Presenter

September 28, 2017

Obtainable and Sustainable: Open Source Solutions for the Future of Public Health

Public health can harness the power of increasingly available health population data to improve practice and effectively allocate resources to areas of need. The driving forces of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Meaningful Use are changing how public health and the healthcare industry communicate with one another. Through open source interfaces, the ability and power to move this population data from the healthcare world to public health entities is obtainable and sustainable.

September 28, 2017

PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care and Inpatient Settings, Release 1.9 (April 2013)

This document represents the collaborative effort of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to specify a national electronic messaging standard that enables disparate healthcare applications to submit or transmit administrative and clinical data for public health surveillance and response. Recommendations made by expert committees convened by ISDS and CDC serve as the basis for this guide.

This Guide provides:

February 28, 2017

Syndromic Surveillance Using Electronic Health Record Clinical Data from Hospital and Ambulatory Settings: An Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography summarizes close to 50 articles on syndromic surveillance using EHR data from hospital and ambulatory settings. The bibliography is a valuable resource for both practitioners and researchers as they continue to assess the feasibility and utility of using new types of clinical data for syndromic surveillance analyses. As Meaningful Use progresses it is increasingly important to understand both the potential and the limitations of using ambulatory and hospital data for these purposes.

March 14, 2017

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