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Community Profile

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) lead the 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.

If you are interested in joining this initiative, please follow the instructions provided below to register for these monthly webinars. If you want to submit an issue/question, please send an email to meaningfuluse@cdc.gov and include “Public Health – EHR Vendor Collaboration Initiative” in the subject line

Meeting Schedule and Webinar Information

Meeting Schedule:

Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Time: 1:00–2:30 PM ET / noon-1:30 PM CT / 11:00 AM –12:30 PM MT / 10:00–11:30 AM PT

Webinar Information

Important Announcement

Please note-

  1. We have discontinued the use of GoToWebinar and request you to manually delete ALL meeting invites containing the GoToWebinar registration/joining information on your calendar.
  2. Now we will be using ReadyTalk  as the presentation tool. Please watch this space for further updates regarding the Ready Talk registration link and other details.
  3. If you have questions or need more information, kindly send an email to meaningfuluse@cdc.gov.

    Upcoming Meetings


    Special Series of National Webinars on Zika Virus Disease

     

    Zika Resources (Click to Expand)

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    1. Zika virus disease is a nationally notifiable condition. Healthcare providers should report suspected Zika virus disease cases to their state, local, or territorial health department to facilitate diagnosis and mitigate risk of local transmission. State, local, and territorial health departments should report laboratory-confirmed and probable cases to CDC. Kindly refer to the CDC Zika Website for the most up-to-date information and guidance at  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html
    2. CDC has updated its interim guidance for health care providers in the United States caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure, based on emerging data indicating Zika virus RNA can be detected for prolonged periods in some pregnant women. To increase the proportion of pregnant women with Zika virus infection who receive a definitive diagnosis, this guidance includes recommendations to expand real-time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction testing.

      PDF
      Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, July 2016
      Titilope Oduyebo, MD; Irogue Igbinosa, MD; Emily E. Petersen, MD; et al.
      MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)

    3. CDC has updated interim guidance for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus. The recommendations apply to all men and women who have traveled to or reside in areas with active Zika virus transmission and their sex partners. The recommendations in this report replace those previously issued and are now updated to reduce the risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus from both men and women to their sex partners. This guidance will be updated as more information becomes available.

      PDF

      Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, July 2016
      John T. Brooks, MD; Allison Friedman, MS; Rachel E. Kachur, MPH; et al.
      MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)


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

    For your reference a list of the archived webinars is posted below:

         Public Health – Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative Webinars

2018 Joint Public Health Forum & CDC Nationwide
Date Presentation Title Presenter Title & Affiliation Slides / Webinar Recordings
03/20/2018 Update on the
National Health Care Surveys
Transmission Options
  • Brian Gugerty DNS, RN,
  • Senior Service Fellow
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Askari Rizvi, MS, MBA, PMP,
  • Chief, Technical Services Branch
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Presentation [PDF – 821 KB]
02/20/2018
Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)
Standards Update
  • Laura Conn, MPH
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Co-Chair Digital Bridge eCR Implementation Taskforce
  • John W. Loonsk MD FACMI
  • eCR lead HL7, Consultant APHL, CMIO CGI Federal
Presentation [PDF – 966 KB]
02/15/2018 Exploring Travel History Data Harmonization: Findings from a CDC/CSTE Workshop
  • Nedra Garrett
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Meredith Lichtenstein Cone
  • Council of State Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE) See attached
Presentation [PDF – 1 MB]
 01/23/2018 The Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Public Health
  • Genevieve Morris
  • Principal Deputy National Coordinator
  • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Presentation [PDF – 2 MB]

 

2017
Date Presentation Title Presenter Title &
Affiliation
Slides /
Webinar Recordings
01/17/2017 Improving Clinical Care and Public Health with Electronic Case Reporting
  • Jim Jellison, MPH
    Director, Practice Support
    Public Health Informatics Institute
Presentation: Improving Clinical Care and Public Health with Electronic Case Reporting [PDF – 2 MB]
02/14/2017 EHR Workflow Challenges in Meaningful Use Physician Cancer Reporting
  • Wendy Blumenthal, MPH
    Cancer Surveillance Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Presentation: EHR Workflow Challenges in Meaningful Use Physician Cancer Reporting [PDF – 1MB]
03/21/2017 Inside the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)
  • Chris Muir, Director of HIT Infrastructure and Innovation Division Office of Standards and Technology, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)
Presentation: Inside the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) [PDF – 2 MB]
04/18/2017 Public Health Task Force
  • Larry Wolf-Principal
    Strategic Health Network
Presentation: Public Health Task Force [PDF – 2 MB]
05/16/2017 ONC/FHA Healthcare Directory (HcDir) Project Overview
  • Dan Chaput, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Washington DC
Presentation: ONC/FHA Healthcare Directory (HcDir) Project Overview [PDF – 2 MB]
6/20/2017 Declaration of Readiness by Public Health Authorities- Meaningful Use Stage 3 / MIPS
  • Sarah Imholte, Stage 3 Task Force Co-chair, Electronic Disease Surveillance Program Manager, Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Steve Eichner, Stage 3 Task Force Co-chair, Health Information Technology Policy Director, Center for Health Policy and Performance, Texas Department of State Health Services
Presentation: Declaration of Readiness by Public Health Authorities- Meaningful Use Stage 3 / MIPS [PDF – 1 MB]
07/18/2017 Meaningful
Use 3 & NHSN AUR Module
and
The National Health Care Surveys:
Registration, Readiness, and Testing for Stage 3 Meaningful Use
(MU)/Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Public Health Reporting
  • Mindy Durrance & Amy Webb
    Contractors for Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
    National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Denys Lau, Ph.D.
    Acting Division Director
    Division of Health Care Statistics
    National Center for Health Statistics
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Presentation: Meaningful Use 3 & NHSN AUR Module and The National Health Care Surveys: Registration, Readiness, and Testing for Stage 3 MU/MIPS Public Health Reporting [PDF – 1MB]
09/19/2017 Integration of CDC Zika guidance into clinical workflow using OpenInfobutton
  • Guilherme Del Fiol,
    University of Utah Health
  • Jean Fredo Louis,
    University of Utah Health
  • Catherine Staes,
    University of Utah Health
Presentation: Integration of CDC Zika guidance into clinical workflow using OpenInfobutton [PDF – 4 MB]
10/17/2017 EHR Integrated Decision Support
  • Bryn Rhodes,
    Chief Technology Officer, HarmonIQ Health Systems Corporation
  • Kevin Shekleton,
    VP & Distinguished Engineer, Cerner, CDS Hooks Project Lead
Presentation: EHR Integrated Decision Support [PDF – 4 MB]
11/21/2017 Updates to the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Inpatient, and Ambulatory Care Settings
  • Emilie Lamb – MSPH, Director  of Informatics, ISDS
Presentation: Updates to the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance [PDF – 1 MB]
12/19/2017 Update on Pregnancy Status in EHR, per recommendations from the Federal Advisory Task Force and

Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Role of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) in Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse

  •  Rachel Abbey – Public Health Analyst, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
  • Wesley Sarget, EdD, LPC – Health Scientist, Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO), Health System Team with Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Stanley Murzynski, BS, MS Computer Science – Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
  • Craig Berberet, Program Administrator- Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Linsey Ferris, Program Director of HIE Projects-Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Presentation: Update on Pregnancy Status in EHR, per recommendations from the Federal Advisory Task Force and Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Role of PDMP in Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse [PDF – 3 MB]

 

2016
Date Presentation Title Presenter Title &
Affiliation
Slides /
Webinar Recordings
01/19/2016 Public Health Specialized Registries in EHR Meaningful Use: Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
  • Dr. Bryant Karras, Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Washington State Department of Health, Washington
  • Chris Baumgartner, Director Washington State Prescription Monitoring Program, Department of Health Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), Washington
2016-01-19 DOH PMP MU PPT ONC.pdf [PDF – 3MB]
02/16/2016 Specialized Registries-New Opportunities for Public Health Agencies
  • Glenn Copeland– Director of the Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. He serves as the State Registrar for vital records and also is the Director of the Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program and the Michigan Birth Defects Registry. He has a strong and active interest in leveraging EHR systems to improve the efficiency, timeliness and accuracy of reporting health events to the public health agency
  • Laura Rappleye– Ms. Rappleye is the project lead for Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program, Michigan Birth Defects Registry, Michigan vital records, newborn screening electronic health record and Medicaid Integrated Care Bridge Record interoperability projects. She is the Health Level Seven (HL7) project facilitator for the creation of a national HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) implementation guide for ambulatory healthcare provider reporting to birth defect registries and serves as the HL7 Public Health and Emergency Response Work Group Co-chair.

Panelist-
Daniel Chaput, IT Specialist, Office of National Coordinator for Health IT

2016-02-16 CDC EHR Collaborative.pdf [PDF – 767KB]
05/17/2016 Electronic Case Reporting: eICR and Trigger Implementation Discussion
  • Laura Conn, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • John Loonsk, CGI Federal and HL7 PHER eCR Executive Sponsor
Presentation [PDF – 1.1MB]
06/21/2016 Immunization certification and future interoperability plans
  • Craig Newman Health Research Analyst, Northrup Grumman
Presentation [PDF – 1MB]
07/19/2016 Presentation 1: The Public Health Community Platform & Electronic Case Reporting
Presentation 2:APHL Informatics Messaging Services (AIMS)
  • Marcus Rennick
  • Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet
Presentation [PDF – 3.35MB]
11/15/2016 Presentation 1: The Transition to Meaningful Use Stage 3 for Immunization Information Systems (IIS)
  • Mary Beth Kurilo, AIRA Policy and Planning Director
  • Therese Hoyle, Interoperability Lead, Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)
  • Mary Woinarowicz, MA, North Dakota Immunization Information System (NDIIS) Manager, North Dakota Department of Health
Presentation [PDF – 2.2MB]
12/20/2016 Presentation 2: The Transition to Meaningful Use Stage 3 for Immunization Information Systems (IIS)
  • Craig Newman, Health Research Analyst, Northrop Grumman
  • Greg Faber, PhD, Integration Engineer, EPIC
  • Anne Fitzsimmons, Implementation and Product Manager, McKesson
  • Danny Wise, System Analyst, Allscripts
  • Megan Murry, Manager for Business and System Analyst at Allscripts
  • Cristina Creary, Business Analyst Allscripts
Presentation [PDF – 1.2MB]
2015
Date Presentation Title Presenter
03/17/2015 The Case for Public Health Case Reporting John W. Loonsk, MD, CGI Federal
Daniel Chaput, MM, Public Health Policy Analyst, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
04/21/2015 Updates on Cancer Registry Reporting for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use (MU) Wendy Blumenthal, MPH, Cancer Surveillance Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
05/19/2015 The Business Case for Syndromic Surveillance Laura Streichert, International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS)
Julia Gunn, Boston Public Health Commission
David Atrubin, Florida Department of Health
Natasha Close, Washington State Department of Health
06/30/2015 Electronic Case Reporting to Public Health – An EHR Vendor’s Perspective Monica Coley, Integration Strategist, Cerner
Michelle Peterson, Sr. Strategist Public Health, Cerner
07/21/2015 Advancing Electronic Case Reporting–Lessons Learned from an Integrated Healthcare Delivery Organization Laura Conn, MPH, Director, Health Information Strategy Activities, Office of Director, CSELS, CDC
Scott Evans, PhD, Medical Informatics Director, Intermountain Healthcare
Shan He, PhD, Research Fellow, Intermountain Healthcare
09/15/2015 Updates on Activities and Issues Related to the Immunization and Cancer Case Reporting MU Objectives Vaccine Code Maintenance Improvement
Rob Savage
, Senior Information Technologist, Northrop Grumman, Contractor to CDC/NCIRD/IISSB
EHR to IIS Interoperability Functional Guide
Eric Larson
, Sr. Technical Project Manager, American Immunization Registry Association
Cancer Case Reporting to Public Health: Overview, Issues and Challenges
Wendy Blumenthal
, MPH, Cancer Surveillance, CDC
11/10/2015 Two Part Presentation- Part-A: Electronic Case Reports, The Trigger Table: A Deep Dive and Discussion. Part-B: Q&A Session on Public Health Measures in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Stage 3 Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Meaningful Use (MU) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 2015 Certification, Final Rules. Sunanda (Shu) McGarvey, CBAP, CMS, Senior Information Technologist, Northrop Grumman, Contractor to CDC/CSELS
Daniel Chaput, MM, IT Specialist, Office of Standards and Technology – Office of National Coordinator for Health IT
12/15/2015 APHL Information Messaging Systems (AIMS): Overview and evolution.

Presenter:
Wesley R. Kennemore, MD, MS, PE, Manager, Health Information Technology, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Panel:
Sunanda (Shu) McGarvey, CBAP, CMS, Senior Information Technologist, Northrop Grumman, Contractor to CDC/CSELS
Daniel Chaput, MM, IT Specialist, Office of National Coordinator for Health IT

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