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This document represents the collaborative effort of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to specify a national electronic messaging standard that enables... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

This document represents the collaborative effort of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to specify a national electronic messaging standard that enables... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

This document provides testing clarification for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1. 

Content type: Messaging Standard

This addendum consolidates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (PHIN MG) information and clarifies existing conformance requirements. Conformance statements and... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

The PHIN Message Quality Framework (MQF) is a web application that assists public health practitioners with preparing and communicating quality standard electronic messages as defined by the applicable messaging, vocabulary, and programmatic standards. This framework allows users to upload HL7 2... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

This document represents the collaborative effort of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to specify a national electronic messaging standard that enables... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

This addendum consolidates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Inpatient and Ambulatory Care Settings (Release 2.0) (PHIN MG) information and clarifies existing conformance requirements.... Read more

Content type: Messaging Standard

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

This PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance contains the necessary specifications for data exchange from healthcare to public health for elements that are core to Syndromic Surveillance practice. Note that this guide does not contain specifications for the collective data elements... Read more

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