Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide Webinar Special Session Part 2

Dear Public Health Forum Members & Colleagues:

We invite you to join us for a special session of Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide Webinar- Part 2 on Tuesday November 3, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30pm eastern where we will be answering remaining questions from the October 22nd, Special Session on Meaningful Use Stage 3/Stage 2 Modification and ONC Certification Criteria presentation, and other questions that we receive after the special session.

These Q&A sessions are related to the October 15th presentation “Overview of Meaningful Use Stage 3 and Stage 2 Modifications and ONC 2015 Edition Certification Criteria”, which can be viewed at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5669185676825899777 . The 1st Q&A session was a follow-up to outstanding questions received after the webinar, and can been viewed at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6232351134680553730 . We will not repeat either of these presentations for the November 3rd session, but we would encourage participants to review these Webinar sessions prior to the November 3rd meeting. The sessions will provide answers to many questions related to the original presentation, and will allow our presenters to address outstanding questions that were not answered during our last session.

The meeting agenda and the webinar registration information are provided below.

Please submit questions in advance by sending them to MeaningfulUse@cdc.gov

Important Notes:
• GoToWebinar is used for these webinars and pre-registration is required.
• You will need to pre-register for this session and can do so using the following link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4721772791300601857
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Session Title: Q&A for Public Health Stakeholders Part 2: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Electronic Health Record Incentive Program — Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017 and 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications.

Presenters: Laura Conn, MPH, Acting Associate Director for Surveillance, Health Information Technology and Surveillance Office, CDC
Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator, ONC
Daniel Chaput, MM, IT Specialist, Office of Standards and Technology – Office of National Coordinator for Health IT

Agenda
• Announcements
• Q&A Session from Overview Session of Meaningful Use Stage 3 and Stage 2 Modifications and ONC 2015 Edition Certification Criteria Part 2
– Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
– Laura Conn, MPH, Director of Health Information Strategy Activity in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at CDC
– Daniel Chaput, MM, IT Specialist, Office of Standards and Technology – Office of National Coordinator for Health IT

• Question and Answer Session

phConnect Site
Please check the phConnect community site at: http://www.phconnect.org/group/joint-public-health-forum-cdc-nationwide, where we post meeting presentations and links to the recorded webinars.

Webinar Registration Instructions
Pre-register for this online event at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4721772791300601857

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The invitation will include a link to add these recurring meetings to your calendar.

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Sincerely,

EHR Meaningful Use Communications
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
meaningfuluse@cdc.gov

New Training Opportunity from AMIA – 10×10 course on Health Information Exchanges

AMIA and Indiana University Perdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are sponsoring a new 10×10 course focusing on health information exchanges. The goal of the AMIA-IUPUI 10×10 course is to explore the electronic exchange of data, information and knowledge between clinical and public health organizations in support of population health. Students will examine the strategic, organizational, legal, technical, and socio-political aspects of clinical and public health information exchange in the United States and abroad. The course is already underway but the instructors are still able to take new students.  Additional information is available at: https://www.amia.org/10×10-iupui-course-description

Joint PH Forum & CDC Webinar: NYC Macroscope Electronic Health Record Surveillance System: Preliminary Validation Results

Session Title: NYC Macroscope Electronic Health Record Surveillance System: Preliminary Validation Results

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm Eastern Time / 2:00 pm Central Time / 1:00 pm Mountain Time / 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Session Description: Data from electronic health records offer great promise for expanding the coverage, scope and granularity of population health surveillance, but little is known about how EHR-based measures should be defined and interpreted outside of the syndromic surveillance context. Here we describe the New York City Macroscope Electronic Health Record Surveillance system and our work to validate it against contemporaneous data from the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and present population-level validation study results for smoking, and for hypertension prevalence, treatment and control.

Agenda

  • Announcements – (CDC and ONC)  [5 minutes]
  • NYC Macroscope Electronic Health Record Surveillance System: Preliminary Validation Results
  • Future Directions in Population Health Surveillance: NYC HANES and Its Use in Validating Electronic Health Record DataSharon Perlman, MPH, Director of Special Projects, Division of Epidemiology, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Validation of Electronic Health Record Data for Population Health Surveillance – Katharine H. McVeigh, PhD, MPH, Director of Research, Division of Family and Child Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Question and Answer Session[15 minutes]

Webinar Registration Instructions

Pre-register for this online event at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6622823985119063809

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The invitation will include a link to add these recurring meetings to your calendar.

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EHR Meaningful Use Communications

Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

meaningfuluse@cdc.gov

ISDS Webinar – July 21, 2015 Making the Best Use of Textual ED Data for Syndromic Surveillance

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Presenters: 

Debbie Travers, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN

Associate Professor of Nursing and Emergency Medicine

Faculty, Carolina Health Informatics Program

School of Nursing, CB 7460
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Description

In this webinar Dr. Travers will review two tools developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which aid in processing textual CC’s and triage notes in support of syndromic surveillance.

Textual data from emergency departments (EDs) is a common source of data for syndromic surveillance. In the last few years the adoption of electronic health records systems in EDs has improved the availability of timely electronic data from EDs for secondary uses however using these data for syndrome surveillance can still be problematic. Chief complaints from ED visits are a common data source for syndromic surveillance, but there is still no standard for documenting CC. EDs still customize their own CC pick lists, and additionally many allow free text entries.  Another source of symptom data from EDs is triage notes, which are documented with methods such as point and click phrase builders and free text entry by ED nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  1.  Identify tools for processing textual ED chief complaint and triage note data for syndromic surveillance.
  2.   Describe the process for obtaining Emergency Medical Text Process (EMT-P) and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).
  3.   Discuss the benefits and challenges of using triage notes for syndromic surveillance.

(https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6386286058727583745)

Learn more about this webinar on our website.

NAHDO Webinar – SAS Tool to Support ICD-9/10 Transition – July 15th!

Join us for a webinar on Jul 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM MDT.

Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7844601315395019265

The adoption of ICD-10-CM/PCS is effective October 1, 2015 for medical claims. Public health programs that obtain data from multiple data sources may receive data in overlapping time periods without clear indication of which coding scheme (ICD-9 or ICD-10) was used.

Some data reporting entities are not covered by HIPAA and may not switch to ICD-10-CM on 10/1/2015 and some data reporting entities may choose to implement ICD-10-CM before 10/1/2015, given no prohibition against doing so.

To help programs and data users identify which coding scheme is used, the University of California at Davis (UCD) developed a SAS program.

Conversion Tool to the ICD-9 CM to ICD-10 CM Transition is made possible through funding from the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) within the Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NACCHO-Los Alamos National Laboratory Webinar – Slides/Recording/Resources/Tools Available

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the webinar “Tools and Apps to Enhance Situational Awareness for Global Disease Surveillance”. NACCHO has included the links to the resources and tools that Dr. Alina Desphande went over during her presentation. A copy of the slides is available below and a recording of the webinar can be found in the link below. Los Alamos National Labortory is looking for feedback on the tools so please review them and fill out their online feedback form.

Description: Situational awareness is important for early warning and early detection of infectious disease outbreaks and occurs at both local and global scales. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is developing a suite of tools to provide actionable information and knowledge for enhanced situational awareness during an unfolding event. These tools are available to the global disease surveillance community through the LANL biosurveillance gateway (http://bsv.lanl.gov, under “resources” tab) or through independent links provided with each tool description;

The Biosurveillance Resource Directory (BRD, http://brd.lanl.gov): A tool to facilitate obtaining disease surveillance information. Contains information on disease surveillance resources worldwide

The Biosurveillance Analytics Resource Directory (BARD, http://bard.lanl.gov/brd): A tool to rapidly select appropriate epidemiological models for infectious disease prediction, forecasting and monitoring. Currently includes information on models for Malaria, Cholera, Influenza, Dengue and Foot and Mouth Disease.

The Surveillance Window app (SWAP, http://swap.lanl.gov): An app to provide context and a frame of reference for disease surveillance information on an unfolding event, through matching of user input to a library of global historical disease outbreaks

Adobe Connect Recording

http://naccho.adobeconnect.com/p8bx84ejl14/Tools and Apps to Enhance Situational Awareness for Global Disease Surveillance