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Urgent Care Data...should we collect, how, and why?


More and more patients frequent Urgent Care facilites. In this webinar, we will discuss how NSSP jurisdictions collect it, how is it formatted, and what have they learned; what's the best way to capture and share this information; and why should we collect and report this data.


David Swenson, AHEDD Project Manager, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Communicable Disease Surveillance Section

David Swenson – NH statewide syndromic surveillance system Project Manager (built/develops/analyzes/maintains the system with vendor, NH Department of Information Technology and DHHS support).  Have a Business Management and Information Technology background and have been working with syndromic surveillance and public health for over 10 years, have been a member of ISDS for 10 years, worked on the ICD-10-CM Master Mapping Reference Table (MMRT) workgroup, was the 2016 ISDS Pre-Conference Training Chair, and am active member of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program and Community of Practice. I also received a Public Health Informatics Certification from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Em Stephens, Enhanced Surveillance Analyst, Virginia Department of Health

Em Stephens is the Enhanced Surveillance Analyst at the Virginia Department of Health. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary and is working towards her M.P.H. at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked with syndromic surveillance data for the past three years and has been a member of ISDS for the past two. She has spent time onboarding facilities as they pursued the syndromic component of Meaningful Use, recommending system enhancements as needed to improve data utility, and providing syndromic data analyses for communicable disease, mental health, and mass gathering surveillance.