December 12, 2023, 3:00–4:00 PM ET: December eSHARE Webinar: “Provide Your Jurisdiction’s Feedback: 2022 Reconciliation – Overview, Lessons Learned, & Improvements.”
Upcoming sessions of the CSTE Data Standardization Work Group:Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month, 1–2 PM ET
- Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month, 1–2 PM ET
Data Standardization Workgroup Update
CDC and the CSTE Data Standardization Workgroup (DSWG) are using a new approach to standardize additional core data elements for case-based surveillance.
Starting Oct. 13, CDC and CSTE began convening groups focused on specific data classes. Each topic will likely take 1–2 calls to complete. Participants will receive materials for review and polls before each call.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Meetings will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month, 1–2 PM ET
- Meetings began October 13, 2023
- Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, 1–2 PM ET
- Meetings began October 20, 2023
These workgroups also help determine the format and data content submitted to CDC for most case-based surveillance.
All jurisdictions are encouraged to participate. To register, use this Data Element-Specific Team Interest Survey to receive webinar information on the workgroup meetings and the materials for review before each call.
Want to create the future of case surveillance?
CDC and the CSTE Data Standardization Work Group need your help to make case surveillance more efficient by standardizing data across the case surveillance ecosystem.
CSTE holds meetings of the Data Standardization Work Group the last Friday of each month at 1:00 PM ET.
CDC recently held the October 2023 eSHARE webinar, titled “Refresher: NNDSS Message Mapping Guide (MMG) Onboarding Process.” Access the slides and recording in the eSHARE archives for October 17, 2023.
The next eSHARE webinar, titled “Provide Your Jurisdiction’s Feedback: 2022 Reconciliation – Overview, Lessons Learned, & Improvements,” will be held December 12, 2023, 3:00–4:00 PM ET.
To join an eSHARE webinar, please see your calendar invitation or contact email@example.com for login information with the subject line “eSHARE invitation.”
Although CDC has paused most message mapping guide (MMG) development and onboarding efforts as part of modernizing case surveillance, we encourage jurisdictions to implement and onboard the generic version 2 (GenV2) and Tuberculosis/Latent Tuberculosis (TB/LTBI) MMGs.
Learn more about support for MMG onboarding during the pause and get answers to other frequently asked questions about case surveillance modernization.
Congratulations to the following jurisdiction for being in production as of October 3!
- Texas for TB/LTBI MMG
The Road Ahead: CDC’s Progress Toward Modernizing NBS in Fall 2023
CDC is modernizing the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) Base System (NBS). CDC is excited to share key updates on completed and upcoming milestones in the third quarter of 2023.
- Detailed system environment requirements, install scripts, training videos, release notes, and complete documentation and code to download and install in your local environment.
- Updated automation to establish NBS infrastructure, networking, and configuration, and backend improvements to offer flexibility in a pandemic-ready system.
On October 4, 2023, CDC released the NBS Modernization Demo Site. The demo site allows any interested STLT or organization to explore NBS 7.0.0 and all future versions without needing to install the release package. Additionally, it allows CDC to engage partners and users to gather feedback and continuously improve the product. Contact NBS@cdc.gov to access the demo site.
In future NBS application releases, CDC plans to introduce new user interface and user experience features, including Patient Profile, Patient Data Entry, Patient Delete, Patient Search, Page Builder, and Address Autofill.
Email NBS@cdc.gov if you have questions or feedback about NBS modernization.
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