CDC Health Information Innovation Consortium (CHIIC) May 2, 2017 Forum

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 10:00am – 11:00am ET

Chamblee Building 106, Room 1A + webinar


  1. Introduction – Brian Lee – 10 minutes
  2. A SMART App to Track and Report Stroke Cases to Reduce Readmissions – Arunkumar Srinivasan, Asha Krishnaswamy, and Sridevi Wilmore, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)  – 20 minutesThe Office of Informatics and Information Resource Management (OIIRM) in collaboration with Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) has spearheaded this project.  It aimed to evaluate creation of a flexible and effective alternative to the Quintiles solution, solving the double-data-entry problem, and providing a scalable solution to support future stroke care workflow and surveillance across a wider population of hospitals within each grantee jurisdiction. A gap analysis of the HL7 FHIR resources and support reporting from both inpatient and post discharge setting was studied. A standalone SMART app was designed with suitable security permissions to support health practitioners in recording information using a data entry form during 2-30 day post-discharge follow-up call. The form will be prepopulated using EHR data supporting post-hospital workflow. In addition to collecting this data for quality improvement activities, the post discharge follow up information will also be included back into the EHR as a part of the patient history. This allows validation of the HL7 FHIR based SMART platform to enable the feedback loop to the point of care which is noticeably missing in the current PH-Clinical partnership.Project Deliverables:
    1. Gap analysis of HL7 FHIR resources and Coverdell Reporting Data Elements
    2. Evaluation of SMART platform to meet the Coverdell Reporting Workflow
    3. Design document with wireframes of a SMART APP for Coverdell reporting
  3. Public Health Informatics on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) – Paula Braun, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and Mark Braunstein, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology – 20 minutesHealth Level Seven International (HL7), a standards development organization for the health industry, is developing a more facile, easier-to-implement standard—called FHIR—to share electronic health information across silos, to engage and empower patients, and to integrate decision support tools into physicians’ workflows at the point-of-care. Pronounced “fire”, FHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. FHIR uses widely accepted technologies that are ideal for web applications and mobile devices. This increases the attractiveness of health informatics—and by extension public health informatics—to innovators who bring significant reevaluation and novel approaches to existing problems, systems, and tools. This CHIIC forum will present an overview of the FHIR standard and examples of how public health mentors paired with students in the Georgia Tech University’s Online Masters in Computer Science Program are exploring the use of FHIR to move public health into a new era of interoperability.
  4. Discussion & Suggestions – 10 minutes

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

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