This community will provide distilled information and foster discussion related to public health issues within the constantly evolving Electronic Health Records [EHR] 'Meaningful Use' domain.
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Missed the webinar held on 10/16/2014, per details mentioned below, please access the educational material and recording at http://www.phconnect.org/groups/group/show?groupUrl=public-health-ehr-vendors-collaboration-initiative
Coming Up! Special Webinar on 2014 Ebola Response in the U.S.(CDC and ONC Collaboration)
When- Date: 10/16/2014 Time: 1p.m. to 2.30p.m. EDT
Presentation Title: 2014 Ebola Response in the U.S. – Use of Travel History within Clinical Workflow [45 minutes]
Question and Answer Session - [45 minutes]
•Dana Meaney Delman – Deputy Lead Medical Care Task Force (Ebola Response), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
•Timothy M. Uyeki- Clinical Team lead (Ebola Response), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
•Jon White – Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
•Jim Daniel – Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
•Brian Lee- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
•Laura Conn- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
In light of the confirmed U.S. cases of Ebola in Dallas, there is a lot of attention on electronic health records (EHRs) and their intersection with public health. The EHR vendor community has responded with components within their respective tools to address Ebola and assist within a healthcare environment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will convene key stakeholders to encourage collaboration in the development of Ebola electronic screening tools. The CDC Ebola team will review the CDC clinical algorithm and checklist for evaluation of individuals with suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), with the intent to explore the inclusion of travel history and assessment of pertinent clinical signs and symptoms into a electronic format that will alert clinicians to consider the diagnosis of EVD. Additionally, the ONC will lead a discussion on how existing products may be configured to support screening protocols. The presentations will be followed by a Question & Answer session for EHR vendors and public health practitioners.
Webinar Registration Instructions
Pre-register for this online event at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7081033365571067649
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
CDC EHR Meaningful Use (MU) Website:
Visit the CDC MU website at CDC EHR Meaningful Use for access to content focused on Public Health objectives in EHR MU Stage 1 and 2.
Stage 2 Task Force Guidance Documents for PH Agencies
PHAs preparing for stage 2 MU now have access to guidance documents created by the Stage 2 MU Public Health Task Force to implement the new objectives and processes, such as declaration process, registration of intent, on-boarding/ongoing submission, and acknowledgement processes.
The consensus guidance and recommendations, which were made available in the public domain on April 8th 2013, are now being shared widely with state and local PHAs. PHAs across the nation will be able to adopt this guidance according to their jurisdictional needs to implement the new objectives an dprocesses required for Stage 2 MU.
For more information on this task force and to access the guidance documents, please visit the phconnect page, "Stage 2 MU PH Reporting Requirements Task Force or visit the link below-
Stage 2 MU Final Rules - Resources:
~ CMS Stage 2 Final Rules (Published in Federal Register on 09-04-2012)
~ ONC Stage 2 Final Rules (Published in Federal Register on 09-04-2012)
ONC-CDC led Public Health and EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative- To learn more, please visit the link below-
New! EHR Certification Flexibility & Extension of Stage 2 MU-Providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, will have
more flexibility in the use of Certified EHR Technology and Stage 2 MU is likely to be extended till 2016. Public comments on this NPRM are open till July 21, 2014. For details, please click the link below-
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