A Meaningful Journey to Onboard Syndromic Data through a Local HIE

The federal meaningful use initiative is a major driver to the establishment of expanded electronic syndromic surveillance capacity across the United States. Much has been documented about the background and requirements for eligible hospitals to achieve the syndromic meaningful use objectives. However, the role and efforts by public health agencies in the syndromic onboarding process, which varies by jurisdiction, is a significant component of the success of meaningful use. 

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Alas! Meaningful EHR Certification for Syndromic Surveillance

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

2012 ISDS Recommendations for the Syndromic Surveillance Frontier Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Data Sources

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 agencies (PHAs) with a chance to develop systems that enhance public health monitoring, prevention, and response activities through the use of novel data sources.

Law, Policy, and Syndromic Disease Surveillance: A Multi-Site Case Study

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 facilitate their rapid and widespread implementation. As a result, SyS systems operate in the context of laws and regulations that determine their success. An understanding of the effects of this legal environment is crucial to insuring that SyS systems fulfill their potential.

Letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

This letter from ISDS offers comments on proposed rule for meaningful use Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Secretary, 45 CFR Part 170 RIN 0991–AB58.

 

Letter to the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS)

This letter from ISDS offers Comments from on proposed rule for meaningful use Medicare and Medicaid Programs Electronic Health Record Incentive Program 42CFR Parts 412, 413, 422, and 495 CMSB0033BP.

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How to Effectively Validate an HL7 Syndromic Surveillance Interface

Current local, state, and national initiatives related to meaningful use and the modernization of electronic health records, and the growing availability of electronic information exchanges, have become important drivers to establishing syndromic surveillance systems. Effective implementation of electronic syndromic surveillance interfaces requires approaches that ensure the receipt of quality, timely, and reliable information.

Electronic Health Records and Environmental Public Health Tracking

The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a national surveillance system that integrates environmental hazard, exposure, and health outcome data into one system. The Tracking Network launched in July 2009, and has since been receiving data from 23 funded state and local health departments, and several national partners, e.g., Environmental Protection Agency. Despite this success, some challenges exist in obtaining more timely and complete data to link risk factors, and assign exposure for health outcomes with long latency periods before their detection.

Comparison between HL7 and Legacy Syndromic Surveillance Data in New York City

Data from the Emergency Departments (EDs) of 49 hospitals in New York City (NYC) is sent to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) daily as part of the syndromic surveillance system. Currently, thirty-four of the EDs transmit data as flat files. As part of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, otherwise known as Meaningful Use, many EDs in our system have switched or are in the process of switching to HL7 Messaging Standard Version 2.5.1.

Discovering the New Frontier of Syndromic Surveillance (Pt 1): A Meaningful Use Dialogue on the Nebraska and Washington Implementations

This webinar is part of the Meaningful Use Webinar Series entitled "Discovering the New Frontier of Syndromic Surveillance: A Meaningful Use Dialogue"

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