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Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) jointly sponsor this initiative, which features monthly webinars to foster collaboration amongst the public health jurisdictions across the nation, in response to the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) for Meaningful Use.

The objectives for this initiative include:

  • Identify common questions and concerns around meaningful use
  • Provide updates on federal partner activities in preparing for meaningful use
  • Allow public health jurisdictions to share useful practices and current progress
  • Identify technical assistance needs and priorities

Note: Webinar pre-registration is required and the instructions to register are provided in the Monthly Webinar Registration section below.

Please send in your feedback, questions, and/or suggestions for these Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide Webinars to the Meaningful Use Mailbox (meaningfuluse@cdc.gov).

Meeting Schedule and Webinar Information
Meeting Schedule:

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 3:00–4:00 PM ET / 2:00-3:00 PM CT / 1:00–2:00 PM MT / 12:00–1:00 PM PT

Webinar Information

  • GoToWebinar is used for these webinars and pre-registration for these events is required. Please follow the registration instructions listed below to receive instructions on how to join these webinars.
  • Your registration will be valid for the all of the currently scheduled monthly meetings.
  • The instructions you receive will include a link to add these recurring meetings to your calendar.
  • You are advised to test your GoToWebinar connectivity prior to the meeting by following the instructions provided below.

Webinar Registration Instructions
Register for this online event at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7760836133506932995

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The invitation will include a link to add these recurring meetings to your calendar.

GoToWebinar System Requirements and Connectivity Test Information

View GoToWebinar System Requirements: http://support.citrixonline.com/s/G2W/Help/SystemRequirements
Connectivity Test Information:

https://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/gotomeeting/help_files/GTM140010?title=Test+Your+GoToMeeting+Connection. If you have any questions about this initiative or registering for these meetings, please contact us at: meaningfuluse@cdc.gov.

For 2016, the webinars PowerPoint slides are posted below. Please request access to the recordings by sending an email to meaningfuluse@cdc.gov.


Date Presentation Title Presenter Title &
Affiliation
Slides /
Webinar Recordings
02/01/2016 Zika Virus Update for Clinical Decision Support/EHR Developers Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH
Dana Meaney-Delman, MD, MPH, FACOG
Floyd Eisenberg, MD
Sundak Ganesan, MD
Panelist: Jim Daniel MPH

Special Session 1 [PDF – 771 KB]

02/17/2016 Zika Virus Disease Update for EHR Vendors, other Health Information Technology Developers, Public Health, and Clinical Healthcare Partners.   2016-02-17 TTP-UMC_Zika_Final.pdf [PDF – 1M]
03/23/2016 Zika Virus Disease Update for EHR Vendors, other Health Information Technology Developers, Public Health, and Clinical Healthcare Partners.   Zika_Special_Session_3
Value Set And Links Draft
Zika Virus Algorithm Draft alternate v13
 
04/27/2016 Zika Virus Disease Update for EHR Vendors, other Health Information Technology Developers, Public Health, and Clinical Healthcare Partners.   Presentation
Zika Informational links document
08/03/2016 Zika Virus Disease Update for EHR Vendors, other Health Information Technology Developers, Public Health, and Clinical Healthcare Partners. CDC and ONC Teams in collaboration with partners from The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (COG) and Office of Population Affairs (OPA) Presentation
09/14/2016 Zika Virus Disease Update for EHR Vendors, other Health Information Technology Developers, Public Health, and Clinical Healthcare Partners. Floyd Eisenberg, ONC (Contractor) and Jim Daniel, ONC Presentation
11/02/2016 Zika Virus Disease Update for EHR Vendors, other Health Information Technology Developers, Public Health, and Clinical Healthcare Partners Floyd Eisenberg, ONC (Contractor) and Jim Daniel, ONC.
Riki Merrick, MPH, Lead Terminologist, Informatics Program Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and
Margaret Lampe, RN, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention| Epidemiology Branch
Coming Soon!

2017 Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide

Date Presentation Title Presenters/Panel Members & Affiliation Slides / Webinar Recordings
01/19/2017 Consumer Engagement for Immunization Information Systems
  • Kelly Carulli – Audacious Inquiry
  • Shannon Stokley – CDC NCIRD
  • Lonnie Peterson – Washington State Department of Health
Presentation [PDF – 2 MB]
03/16/2017 Public Health’s Interests in Health IT Policy
  • Elisabeth Myers – Office of Policy, ONC
  • Gretchen Wyatt – Office of Policy, ONC
Presentation [PDF – 1 MB]
04/20/2017 Health Information Exchange: Can There Be ONE National Model?
  • John P. Kansky
    President & CEO, Indiana Health Information Exchange
Presentation [PDF – 2 MB]

 

2016 Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide

Date Presentation Title Presenters/Panel Members & Affiliation Slides / Webinar Recordings
01/21/2016 Update on Leveraging Federal Financial Participation (FFP) for Medicaid HIT Activities
  • Thomas Novak, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Washington DC
No slides available for presentation
03/17/2016 Availability of HITECH Matching Funds to Help Professionals and Hospitals Eligible for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Connect to Other Medicaid Providers, just released.
Stage 3 Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Task- “Recommendations for Public Health Agency Readiness for Meaningful Use, 2015-2018.”
  • Thomas Novak, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Washington DC
  • Denise Webb, Wisconsin eHealth Program Director and State Health IT Coordinator, Division of Healthcare Access and Accountability in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
  • Rebecca Johnson, MPP, Office of Health Information Technology, Health Policy Division for Minnesota Department of Health.
Presentation
04/21/2016 Expanded Support for Medicaid Health Information Exchanges
  • Thomas Novak, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Washington DC
Presentation
05/20/2016 Public Health and Clinical Data Registry Reporting for CMS Programs
  • Elisabeth Myers, Sr. Policy Advisor Office of Policy/ONC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Gretchen P. Wyatt, Sr. Policy Advisor Office of Policy/ONC Department of Health and Human Services
Presentation
06/16/2016 Public Health’s interests in the proposed Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APM) incentive for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
  • Charlie Ishikawa, MSPH, Executive Secretary, Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce
Presentation
09/15/2016 FHIR for Public Health
  • Grahame Grieve, Health Intersections of Melbourne, Australia
  • Paula Braun, CDC’s NationalCenter for Health Statistics
Presentation
10/20/2016 Guidance for Public Health Agencies on the CMS Centralized Repository Presented on behalf of the Stage 3 Task Force Members by
  • Sara Imholte Electronic Disease Surveillance Program Manager, Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Amanda Thoma Public Health Meaningful Use Coordinator, Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
Presentation
11/17/2016 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance Reporting for Meaningful Use Stage 3
  • Amy Webb & Mindy Durrance Division of Healthcare Quality PromotionNational Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious DiseasesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
Presentation
12/15/2016 Improving Clinical Care and Public Health with Electronic Case Reporting
  • Jim Jellison, MPH, Interim Director, Practice Support Unit Public Health Informatics Institute
Presentation

2015 Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide

Date Presentation Title Presenters/Panel Members & Affiliation
01/15/2015 CDC/ONC Immunization Registry Project Updates Presenters:
Dan Chaput, MM, Public Health Policy Analyst, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC),
Presenters: Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)
02/19/2015 Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) Presenters & Panelist:
Laura A. Conn, MPH, Director, Health Information Strategy Unit, Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lauri Smithee, PhD, Director Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health
Ryan M. Arnold, MPH, Biostatistician, Houston Department of Health and Human Services
03/19/2015

Approaches to Streamlining the IIS Onboarding Process

-A Meaningful Use Coordination Module for the Massachusetts IIS

-Data Exchange Partnership Solution: HL7 Testing Tool & Project Management

Presenters & Panelist:
Tricia Charles, BA, User Support Associate, Massachusetts Immunization Information System, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Kim Gulliver, MS, CIIS Interoperability Coordinator, Colorado Immunization Information System, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Panel Member:
Darrin Rosebrook, Managing Director, AMCI Health Informatics

04/02/2015 (Special Session): CMS Stage 3 and ONC 2015 Edition  Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRMs) – Overview and Key Public Health Reporting Aspects

Presenters & Panelist:

Dan Chaput, MM, Public Health Policy Analyst, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
Laura A. Conn, MPH, Acting Associate Director for Surveillance, Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

Panel Member:

A panel of CDC Program Subject-Matter-Experts (e.g., Cancer, National Health Care Surveys, Reportable Lab Results, Syndromic Surveillance, Immunization, etc.) will also be available to respond to specific queries from the attendees.

04/16/2015 CDC Programmatic Overview of Public Health Reporting in Stage 3 NPRM Presenters:
Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
Dan Martin, Immunization
Mike Coletta, Syndromic Surveillance
Lesliann Helmus, Case Reporting
Sandy Jones, Cancer
Clarice Brown, National Health Care Surveys
Laura Conn, Electronic Laboratory Reporting
05/21/2015 Topic: Using Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQMs) Reporting for Public Health Surveillance

Presenters:
Kevin Larsen, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Meaningful Use, Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC)

Dawn Heisey-Grove, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

07/16/2015 Topic: Advancing Advanced ELR – Inter-jurisdictional Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR) between Public Health Agencies focusing on ELR redirects and referrals Presenters:
John Satre, ELR Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health
Srinath Remala, BEng, MS, MBA, Sr. Strategy & Solutions Architect, Founder, Greater Good Group LLC
08/20/2015

NYC Macroscope EHR Surveillance System: Preliminary Validation Results.

Validation of Electronic Health Record Data for Population Health Surveillance

Presenters:
Sharon Perlman, MPH, Director of Special Projects, Division of Epidemiology, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Katharine H. McVeigh, PhD, MPH, Director of Research, Division of Family and Child Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

09/17/2015 Implementing a Syndromic Surveillance Data Tracking/Reporting Strategy in NYC Presenters:
Promise Nkwocha, MSc. RHCE, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
10/15/2015 Overview of Meaningful Use Stage 3 and Stage 2 Modifications and ONC 2015 Edition Certification Criteria Presenters:
-Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for
Health IT
– Laura Conn, MPH, Director of Health Information Strategy Activity in the Center for
Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at CDC
10/22/2015 Special Session: Meaningful Use Q&A Session on Stage 3, Stage 2 Modification, and ONC CERHT Presenter:
-Jim Daniel, MPH, Public Health Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for
Health IT
– Laura Conn, MPH, Director of Health Information Strategy Activity in the Center for
Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at CDC
11/03/2015 Special Session Part 2: Meaningful Use Q&A Session on Stage 3, Stage 2 Modification, and ONC CERHT Expert Panel:
Jim Daniel, ONC
Daniel Chaput, ONC
Laura Conn, CDC
11/19/2015 Topic: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) 101 Presenter:
Lisa-Nicole Sarnowski, Senior Advisor, Office of Programs and Engagement, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

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