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Toolkit for Planning an EHR-based Surveillance Program

November 23, 2015
Successfully using information from electronic health records systems (EHR) for public health surveillance requires creating a value case, engaging stakeholders, implementing appropriate technologies, and ultimately using information to improve health.

Perceptions and Usage of "Public Health Informatics"

November 18, 2015
PHII conducted a qualitative contextual analysis of "public health informatics," noting its use in both academic and media contexts.

Enhancing Electronic Health Record Systems to Generate and Exchange Data with Electronic Vital Registration Systems

November 17, 2015
This project sought to develop a roadmap with possible routes for certification of electronic health record systems’ (EHR-S) capabilities for generating data for and exchanging data with electronic vital registration systems (EVRS).

HL7 CDA Introduction

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives context to Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) by describing the HL7 organization and how CDA was developed. It explains the concept of an electronic document, and after illustrating the CDA levels, describes the components of a CDA.

HL7 Version 2 Messaging

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives a brief overview and history of HL7, reviews the HL7 messaging process and discusses topics that impact the success of exchanging data between systems.

Distinguishing Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security

September 28, 2015
Confidentiality, privacy and security are all important topics to pay attention to when implementing an EHR-based surveillance program. This resource describes these terms’ legal and ethical meanings and how one impacts the other.

Distinguishing Surveillance from Research

September 28, 2015
Is your program surveillance or research? See how these terms are defined and what the requirements and procedures for each could mean for your surveillance program.

Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements

September 28, 2015
This resource summarizes information found in the article, “Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements for Community-Wide Health Information Exchange: Lessons from the Beacon Communities.” It provides direction on dealing with data governance issues.

Validating Requirements

September 28, 2015
After requirements for your system are defined, they will need to go through a validation process. This resource provides different methods for validating requirements and the steps that are associated with them.

Preparing to Meet with your Attorney

September 24, 2015
It is important to initiate early conversations with your attorney to address any legal issues related to creating a surveillance system. This tool helps planners become prepared in key areas and provides advice on presenting your case, working with your community partners’ attorneys and...