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This document lists conformance testing issues and associated policies derived by NIST, in collaboration with the CDC, based on a review of the HL7 Version 2.5.1 PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Inpatient and Ambulatory Care Settings, Release 2.... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

SyS systems have great potential to prevent morbidity, injury, and mortality by monitoring population health and providing realtime data to inform public health department decisions. Electronic health information technology and federal, state and local incentives and investments have helped to... Read more

Content type: Abstract

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.

Content type: Form

James Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), will be discussing the ONC's and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Mr. Daniel will... Read more

Content type: Webinar

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... Read more

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Advances in health information technology are providing exciting opportunities to expand public health surveillance capabilities with the addition of more timely electronic health data. Additionally, the implementation of the Meaningful Use provisions of the HITECH Act presents public health... Read more

Content type: Webinar

In November of 2011 BioSense 2.0 went live to provide tools for public health departments to process, store, and analyze meaningful use syndromic surveillance data. In February of 2012 ESSENCE was adapted to support meaningful use syndromic surveillance data and was installed on the Amazon... Read more

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) brought significant incentives to providers for implementing certified EHR technologies. It specifically requires utilization of certified electronic health records (EHRs) for electronic exchange of health information and for submission of... Read more

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In 2012, the Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) took advantage of the opportunity created by Meaningful Use, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Program, to implement statewide syndromic surveillance. The Oregon syndromic surveillance project, or Oregon ESSENCE,... Read more

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Review NIST's draft CEHRT test procedure, data and tools for syndromic surveillance with us!

The ONC's 2014 edition of rules for certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) set a new bar for syndromic surveillance messaging capability based on the CDC's PHIN Messaging Guide for... Read more

Content type: Webinar

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