Upcoming Webinar – Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Webinar on October 16

Please see below for more information regarding an upcoming webinar from the CDC Meaningful Use Staff at the CDC Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS).

Meeting Invitation for:
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern Time / 2:00 pm Central Time / 1:00 pm Mountain Time / 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Dear Public Health Forum Members & Colleagues:

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

Important Notes:
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• Announcements (CDC and ONC) – [5 minutes]
• Presentation: Electronic Public Health Case Reporting – Current and Future Possibilities – [40 minutes]

Presenters/Panel Members:
John Abellera, MPH, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Dan Chaput, MM, Public Health Policy Analyst, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)
John Gelleta, WEDSS Informaticist, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Rebecca Tave Gluskin, MS, PhD, Interim Executive Director of the Bureau of Public Health Informatics and Data Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Enabling electronic case reporting of a patient with a suspected reportable disease from EHRs to public health agencies has potential to improve public health surveillance, control, and response. This presentation will highlight the successes and challenges associated with pilot projects in New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. These pilot projects, supported by CDC’s partner agencies (i.e., CSTE/NACCHO), demonstrated the transmission of standards-based electronic documents as an initial public health case report for communicable disease to two different health jurisdictions. Both sites used similar processes to receive and process a Continuity of Care Document (CCD), retrieved and pre-populated the appropriate case report form for the reportable condition, and returned back to the EHR system a populated form to send additional information necessary for surveillance. These public health agencies will share project implementation details and discuss their planned next steps and future initiatives related to electronic public health case reporting. In addition, the presentation will discuss how these projects use standards-based data architecture, developed as part of the Structured Data Capture (SDC) initiative.

• Question and Answer Session – [15 minutes]

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