Public Health – EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Public Health – EHR Vendor Collaboration Initiative” in the subject line
Meeting Schedule and Webinar Information
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
- 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.
- 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.
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Special Series of National Webinars on Zika Virus Disease
Zika Resources (Click to Expand)
- 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
- 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.
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)
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your reference a list of the archived webinars is posted below:
Public Health – Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative Webinars
|Date||Presentation Title||Presenter Title & Affiliation||Slides / Webinar Recordings|
Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age:
A Multi-Stakeholder Approach
||Presentation [PDF – 2 MB]|
Update on the
|Presentation [PDF – 859 KB]|
|03/20/2018||Update on the
National Health Care Surveys
||Presentation [PDF – 821 KB]|
Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)
||Presentation [PDF – 966 KB]|
|Date||Presentation Title||Presenter Title &
|01/17/2017||Improving Clinical Care and Public Health with Electronic Case Reporting||
||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||
||Presentation: EHR Workflow Challenges in Meaningful Use Physician Cancer Reporting [PDF – 1MB]|
|03/21/2017||Inside the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)||
||Presentation: Inside the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) [PDF – 2 MB]|
|04/18/2017||Public Health Task Force||
||Presentation: Public Health Task Force [PDF – 2 MB]|
|05/16/2017||ONC/FHA Healthcare Directory (HcDir) Project Overview||
||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||
||Presentation: Declaration of Readiness by Public Health Authorities- Meaningful Use Stage 3 / MIPS [PDF – 1 MB]|
Use 3 & NHSN AUR Module
The National Health Care Surveys:
Registration, Readiness, and Testing for Stage 3 Meaningful Use
(MU)/Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Public Health Reporting
||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||
||Presentation: Integration of CDC Zika guidance into clinical workflow using OpenInfobutton [PDF – 4 MB]|
|10/17/2017||EHR Integrated Decision Support||
||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||
||Presentation: Updates to the Implementation Guide for Syndromic Surveillance [PDF – 1 MB]|
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
||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]|
|Date||Presentation Title||Presenter Title &
|01/19/2016||Public Health Specialized Registries in EHR Meaningful Use: Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)||
||2016-01-19 DOH PMP MU PPT ONC.pdf [PDF – 3MB]|
|02/16/2016||Specialized Registries-New Opportunities for Public Health Agencies||
|2016-02-16 CDC EHR Collaborative.pdf [PDF – 767KB]|
|05/17/2016||Electronic Case Reporting: eICR and Trigger Implementation Discussion||
||Presentation [PDF – 1.1MB]|
|06/21/2016||Immunization certification and future interoperability plans||
||Presentation [PDF – 1MB]|
|07/19/2016||Presentation 1: The Public Health Community Platform & Electronic Case Reporting
Presentation 2:APHL Informatics Messaging Services (AIMS)
||Presentation [PDF – 3.35MB]|
|11/15/2016||Presentation 1: The Transition to Meaningful Use Stage 3 for Immunization Information Systems (IIS)||
||Presentation [PDF – 2.2MB]|
|12/20/2016||Presentation 2: The Transition to Meaningful Use Stage 3 for Immunization Information Systems (IIS)||
||Presentation [PDF – 1.2MB]|
|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.||
- Page last reviewed: January 3, 2018
- Page last updated: May 30, 2018
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