Improving Timeliness of Georgia Emergency Room Data

Timeliness of emergency room (ER) data is arguably its strongest attribute in terms of its contribution to disease surveillance. Timely data analyses may improve the efficacy of prevention and control measures. There are a number of studies that have looked at timeliness prior to the advent of Meaningful Use, and these studies note that ER data were not fast enough for them to be useful in real time2,3. However, the change in messaging practices in the Meaningful Use era potentially changes this.

January 21, 2018

Urgent Care Sub-Committee (UC)

The Urgent Care Sub-Committee (UC) mission is to gather information about urgent care data surveillance and to provide urgent care onboarding support to jurisdictions performing syndromic surveillance.

November 30, 2018

Adoption of Public Health Readiness Guidelines for Meaningful Use

The Syndromic Surveillance Consortium of Southeast Texas (SSCSeT) consists of 13 stakeholders who represent 19 counties or jurisdictions in the Texas Gulf Coast region and receives health data from over 100 providers. The Houston Health Department (HHD) maintains and operates the syndromic surveillance system for the Gulf Coast region since 2007. In preparation for Meaningful Use (MU) the HHD has adapted and implemented guidance and recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and others.

May 24, 2017

NIST Syndromic Surveillance Test Suite 2015 Edition

Details about the ONC 2015 Edition certification criteria for Syndromic Surveillance and the related NIST Test Suite were explained previously. We now provide an overview and key information regarding updates to the Test Suite and how it is designed to be used.

Objective

The NIST Syndromic Surveillance Test Suite for 2015 Edition ONC certification testing was published in February 2016. Key information related to the purpose, development, and use of this conformance test tool is provided via snapshots on a poster.

August 03, 2017

Overview of "Measure 3 - Case Reporting" as part of Meaningful Use Stage 3

Presentation slides from April 10, 2016 Meaningful Use Community Call

 

October 31, 2017

Meaningful Use and Public Health Practice Community Call

In response to the Meaningful Use roundtable discussion at the 2011 ISDS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, ISDS has established a monthly community conference call open to anyone interested in issues relating to Meaningful Use. The purpose of this call is to bring together various stakeholders with a vested interest in this field and spark collaborative efforts to share guidance, resources, and technical assistance.

October 31, 2017

Notes on MU Stage 3 NPRM Informatics

Notes on Meaningful Use stage 3 Notice of Public Rule Making, provided by Bryant Thomas Karras

October 25, 2017

NYC Onboarding Presentation

This NYC DOHMH presentation details the process for onboarding data into BioSense for the NYC hospitals for certification.

October 25, 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

Hospital Roadmap to SS Success

This checklist will prepare Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to fulfill Syndromic Surveillance (SS) interoperability with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and begin the process of meeting Stage 2 Requirements for Meaningful Use (MU).

October 23, 2017

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The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, Center for Disease Control and Prevention programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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