Calendar

Events

Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide Monthly Webinar Series

(Scheduled for 3rd Thursday of the month, from 3pm to 4pm E.T.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the National coordinator for Health IT (ONC), collaborate to lead these monthly webinars designed to increase collaboration between Public Health Agencies, Public Health associations, and State Health Information Exchanges who are all working towards enabling eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals achieve meaningful use objectives related to public health. These webinars are very popular and attended by individuals from across the nation.

Public Health (PH)–Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative Monthly Webinar Series

(Scheduled for 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1pm to 2pm E.T.) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) launched a Public Health (PH) – Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative in 2013. The focus of this initiative is on meeting public health measures in the Promoting Interoperability and related Federal programs. Public Health Practitioners and EHR Vendors from across the nation are participating in this initiative. The proposed goals for this initiative include: 1) To establish an open forum for EHR vendors to ask questions of public health and vice-versa. 2) To promote collaboration between EHR vendors and public health. 3) To identify potential barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives, on the PH and the Vendor side.4) To collaboratively resolve the identified barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives.

Public Health (PH) Interoperability Task Force

(Scheduled for 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 1pm to 2pm E.T.) This Task Force has developed consensus guidance around the new process requirements for public health measures included in the Promoting Interoperability and related federal programs. Public Health Agencies (PHAs) preparing for implementing these programs MU now have access to guidance documents created by this collaborative Task Force to implement the new processes, such as declaration of readiness, registration of intent, on-boarding/ongoing submission and acknowledgement processes. PHAs across the nation can adopt this guidance according to their jurisdictional needs.

90/10 Community of Practice (CoP)

(Scheduled for 4th Friday of the month, from 2pm to 3pm E.T.) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have revived the Community of Practice (CoP) focused on leveraging Federal financial participation (FFP), including the 90 percent FFP State administrative match (a.k.a. 90/10) for Medicaid Health Information Technology (HIT) activities.  The proposed participants in this CoP will include representatives from public health agencies (e.g., MU Coordinators, HIT Coordinators), state Medicaid offices and national public health associations. 

Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC)

The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) was established in the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) and is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), P.L. 92-463, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) will recommend to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria, relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure, nationally and locally, that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. HITAC unifies the roles of, and replaces, the Health Information Technology Policy Committee and the Health Information Technology Standards Committee, as in existence before the date of the enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act. More details regarding HITAC are available at https://www.healthit.gov/hitac/committees/health-information-technology-advisory-committee-hitacexternal icon

The HITAC meeting schedule is available at https://www.healthit.gov/topic/federal-advisory-committees/hitac-calendarexternal icon

For more information on the events listed above kindly write to us at meaningfuluse@cdc.gov

This Calendar announces current and upcoming Meaningful Use related events. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please send a request to the CDC Meaningful Use e-mail at meaningfuluse@cdc.gov. The event should be Meaningful Use related and attendance should be open to all (regional, national).

  1. Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide Monthly Webinar Series-
    (Scheduled for 3rd Thursday of the month, from 3pm to 4pm E.T.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the National coordinator for Health IT (ONC), collaborate to lead these monthly webinars designed to increase collaboration between Public Health Agencies, Public Health associations, Regional Extension Centers and State Health Information Exchanges who are all working towards enabling eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals achieve meaningful use objectives related to public health. These webinars are very popular and attended by individuals from across the nation. During 2014-2015, the average attendance on these webinars has been 150+.
  2. Public Health (PH)–Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative Monthly Webinar Series –
    (Scheduled for 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1pm to 2pm E.T.) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) launched a Public Health (PH) – Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative. The initial focus of this initiative is on meeting Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use public health objectives. Public Health Practitioners and EHR Vendors from across the nation are participating in this initiative. The proposed goals for this initiative include: 1) To establish an open forum for EHR vendors to ask questions of public health and vice-versa. 2) To promote collaboration between EHR vendors and public health. 3) To identify potential barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives, on the PH and the Vendor side.4) To collaboratively resolve the identified barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives.
  3. Health IT (HIT) Federal Advisory Committee (FACA)Meetings
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided for the creation of an Health IT (HIT) Policy Committee and an Health IT (HIT) Standards Committee under the auspices of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Several workgroups have been formed as subcommittees to the parent FACA The HIT Policy Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.The HIT Standards Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.
  4. Several workgroups have been formed as subcommittees to the HIT Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee. These workgroups meet periodically to discuss their topics, present their findings, and make recommendations to their respective parent FACA committee. More information on these FACA Committees and the meeting schedule is available at: http://www.healthit.gov/facas/federal-advisory-committees-facasexternal icon and http://www.healthit.gov/facas/calendarexternal icon

This Calendar announces current and upcoming Meaningful Use related events. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please send a request to the CDC Meaningful Use e-mail at meaningfuluse@cdc.gov. The event should be Meaningful Use related and attendance should be open to all (regional, national).

  1. Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide Monthly Webinar Series-
    (Scheduled for 3rd Thursday of the month, from 3pm to 4pm E.T.)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the National coordinator for Health IT (ONC), collaborate to lead these monthly webinars designed to increase collaboration between Public Health Agencies, Public Health associations, Regional Extension Centers and State Health Information Exchanges who are all working towards enabling eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals achieve meaningful use objectives related to public health. These webinars are very popular and attended by individuals from across the nation. During 2014-2015, the average attendance on these webinars has been 150+.
  2. Public Health (PH)–Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative Monthly Webinar Series –
    (Scheduled for 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1pm to 2pm E.T.)
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) launched a Public Health (PH) – Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative. The initial focus of this initiative is on meeting Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use public health objectives. Public Health Practitioners and EHR Vendors from across the nation are participating in this initiative. The proposed goals for this initiative include: 1) To establish an open forum for EHR vendors to ask questions of public health and vice-versa. 2) To promote collaboration between EHR vendors and public health. 3) To identify potential barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives, on the PH and the Vendor side.4) To collaboratively resolve the identified barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives.
  3. Health IT (HIT) Federal Advisory Committee (FACA)Meetings
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided for the creation of an Health IT (HIT) Policy Committee and an Health IT (HIT) Standards Committee under the auspices of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Several workgroups have been formed as subcommittees to the parent FACA ◦The HIT Policy Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.
    ◦The HIT Standards Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.
  4. Several workgroups have been formed as subcommittees to the HIT Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee. These workgroups meet periodically to discuss their topics, present their findings, and make recommendations to their respective parent FACA committee. More information on these FACA Committees and the meeting schedule is available at: http://www.healthit.gov/facas/federal-advisory-committees-facasexternal icon and http://www.healthit.gov/facas/calendarexternal icon
  1. Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide Monthly Webinar Series-
    (Scheduled for 3rd Thursday of the month, from 3pm to 4pm E.T.)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the National coordinator for Health IT (ONC), collaborate to lead these monthly webinars designed to increase collaboration between Public Health Agencies, Public Health associations, Regional Extension Centers and State Health Information Exchanges who are all working towards enabling eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals achieve meaningful use objectives related to public health. These webinars are very popular and attended by individuals from across the nation. During 2014-2015, the average attendance on these webinars has been 150+.
  2. Public Health (PH)–Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative Monthly Webinar Series –
    (Scheduled for 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1pm to 2pm E.T.)
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) launched a Public Health (PH) – Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative. The initial focus of this initiative is on meeting Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use public health objectives. Public Health Practitioners and EHR Vendors from across the nation are participating in this initiative. The proposed goals for this initiative include: 1) To establish an open forum for EHR vendors to ask questions of public health and vice-versa. 2) To promote collaboration between EHR vendors and public health. 3) To identify potential barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives, on the PH and the Vendor side.4) To collaboratively resolve the identified barriers to implementation of Meaningful Use PH reporting objectives.
  3. Health IT (HIT) Federal Advisory Committee (FACA)Meetings
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided for the creation of an Health IT (HIT) Policy Committee and an Health IT (HIT) Standards Committee under the auspices of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Several workgroups have been formed as subcommittees to the parent FACA
  • The HIT Policy Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.
  • The HIT Standards Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.

Several workgroups have been formed as subcommittees to the HIT Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee. These workgroups meet periodically to discuss their topics, present their findings, and make recommendations to their respective parent FACA committee. More information on these FACA Committees and the meeting schedule is available at: http://www.healthit.gov/facas/federal-advisory-committees-facasexternal icon and http://www.healthit.gov/facas/calendarexternal icon

January

January
Date Time Subject
01/07/2014 2:00pm-3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
01/14/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
01/14/2014 2:00pm-3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
01/16/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
01/17/2014 11:00am – 1:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
01/28/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
01/28/2014 2:00pm-3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon

February

February
Date Time Subject
02/04/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
02/04/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
02/11/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
02/11/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
02/18/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
02/18/2014 2:00pm-3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
02/20/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
02/25/2014 2:00pm-3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon

March

March
Date Time Subject
03/04/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
03/04/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
03/04/2014 9:00am – 4:00pm CDC NLM Expert Lecture – LOINC Code Meeting with Dr. Clem McDonald – By Invitation Only
03/04/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
03/11/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
03/11/2014 12:00pm – 1:15pm ISDS – Using EDRS to conduct “Real Time” Disaster Mortality Surveillanceexternal icon
03/13/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm ISDS – Biosense 2.0 Webinar : The Kansas Experience, Health Information Exchanges, and Onboardingexternal icon
03/18/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
03/20/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
03/26/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon

April

April
Date Time Subject
04/01/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
04/01/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)
04/08/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)
04/08/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
04/15/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
04/16/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
04/17/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
04/22/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
04/24/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
04/29/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon

May

May
Date Time Subject
05/06/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
05/06/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
05/13/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
05/15/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
05/20/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
05/20/2014 10:00am – 1:00pm MU Workgroup call (Listening Session)external icon
05/20/2014 3:00pm – 4:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
05/21/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
05/27/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
05/27/2014 10:00pm – 1:00pm MU Workgroup call (Listening Session)external icon

June

June
Date Time Subject
06/03/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
06/04/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
06/10/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
06/10/2014 9:00am – 1:30pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
06/17/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
06/17/2014 3:00pm – 4:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
06/17/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
06/19/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
06/20/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
06/24/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon

July

July
Date Time Subject
07/01/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
07/01/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
07/02/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
07/08/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
07/08/2014 9:30am – 3:30pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
07/15/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
07/15/2014 10:00am – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
07/15/2014 3:00pm – 4:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
07/16/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
07/17/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
07/22/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
07/29/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon

August

August
Date Time Subject
08/05/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
08/06/2014 9:00am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
08/06/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
08/12/2014 10:00pm – 12:00pm MU Workgroup callexternal icon
08/12/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
08/19/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
08/19/2014 1:00pm – 2:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
08/20/2014 9:30am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
08/21/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
08/22/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm CoP for Leveraging FFP for Medicaid HIT Activities
08/26/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
08/26/2014 10:30pm – 12:00pm Governance Subgroup call

September

September
Date Time Subject
09/02/2014 11:00-12:30pm Jason Task Force
09/03/2014 9:00pm – 2:30pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
09/03/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
09/09/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
09/09/2014 11:00-12:30pm Jason Task Force
09/10/2014 9:30am – 1:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
09/12/2014 10:30am – 12:30pm Governance Subgroup call
09/16/2014 1:00pm – 2:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
09/16/2014 11:00-12:30pm Jason Task Force
09/18/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
09/19/2014 10:30pm – 12:00pm Governance Subgroup call
09/19/2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm Jason Task Force
09/30/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon

October

October
Date Time Subject
10/01/2014 11:00-1:00pm Jason Task Force
10/01/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
10/07/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
10/08/2014 9:00-11:00pm Jason Task Force
10/10/2014 1:00-4:00pm MU Mini Boot Camp – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
10/14/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
10/15/2014 09:30am – 5:30pm Joint HITPC/HITSC Meeting
10/16/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
10/21/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
10/21/2014 1:00pm – 2:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
10/24/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm CoP for Leveraging FFP for Medicaid HIT Activities
10/24/2014 1:00 – 4:00pm MU Mini Boot Camp By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
10/28/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon

November

November
Date Time Subject
11/04/2014 9:00am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
11/04/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
11/05/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
11/18/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
11/18/2014 9:00am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
11/18/2014 1:00pm – 2:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
11/20/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
11/25/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
TBD 2:00pm – 3:00pm CoP for Leveraging FFP for Medicaid HIT Activities

December

December
Date Time Subject
12/02/2014 9:00am – 3:00pm Health IT Policy Committeeexternal icon
12/02/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
12/03/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm CDC EHR Forum – By Invitation Only for internal CDC participants
12/09/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
12/10/2014 9:00am – 3:00pm Health IT Standards Committeeexternal icon
12/16/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
12/16/2014 1:00pm – 2:30pm PH EHR Vendor Collaboration Callexternal icon
12/18/2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Joint PH Forum & CDC Nationwide Call
12/23/2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm S&I Public Health Tiger Team (PHTT)external icon
TBD 3:00pm – 4:00pm CoP for Leveraging FFP for Medicaid HIT Activities
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