Meeting Invitation for:
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern Time / 2:00 pm Central Time / 1:00 pm Mountain Time / 12:00 pm Pacific Time
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- Announcements (CDC and ONC) – [5 minutes]
- Presentation: RCKMS: Helping Advance Electronic Case Reporting – [40 minutes]
Laura A. Conn, MPH, Director, Health Information Strategy Unit, Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lauri Smithee, PhD, Director Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health
Ryan M. Arnold, MPH, Biostatistician, Houston Department of Health and Human Services
The reportable conditions system is a cornerstone of public health surveillance. Each Public Health Jurisdictions maintains a list of conditions that are reportable to them, along with associated criteria that should be met before a report is sent (e.g., combinations of demographic, lab, clinical criteria). Accurate, timely and complete reporting of reportable conditions depends on reporters having correct and current information about this “who, what, when, where, and how” of reporting. To support automated detection and electronic reporting, these reporting criteria must transition from the currently available human-readable text to machine-consumable representations.
The Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) pilot project has several main objectives:
- To create an administration tool to catalog and manage jurisdictional reporting specifications for pilot conditions that can be extended into a single, comprehensive, authoritative, real-time portal for all conditions.
- To provide reporting specification in both human-readable text and machine-consumable rules that can be used within a Reporter’s Clinical Decision Support system (CDS) or within OpenCDS via a web service call.
- To use the lessons learned in assessing variability across pilot conditions and jurisdictions to draft processes and patterns to further reduce variations and determine where criteria can be streamlined.
- To improve the common understanding of stakeholder’s perspectives (e.g., state and local PH, CDC, vendors/ implementers, reporters) across the case reporting flow.
- Question and Answer Session – [15 minutes]
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