Public Health – EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative

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Public Health – EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) launched a 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 and include "Public Health - EHR Vendor Collaboration Initiative" in the subject line

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Nov 10

Meeting Materials and Schedule

Meeting Schedule
Monthly webinars: Third Tuesday of Each Month
Time: 1–2:30pm ET / noon-1:30pm CT / 11am–12:30pm MT / 10–11:30am PT


Monthly Webinar Registration Instructions


Please follow the registration instructions provided in the document below to receive  a unique link and instructions for joining these monthly webinars.

- Webinar Registration Instructions for Monthly Recurring Meetings


Upcoming Meetings


December 15, 2015-1-2:30 ET-Topic: TBD



 Prior Meetings


** Meeting Materials for the 2014 Ebola Special Sessions Are Available on the Special Sessions - 2014 Ebola Response in the U.S. Page

Date changed-November 10, 2015 - 1-2:30pm ET- Topic: Two Part Presentation-  Part-AElectronic 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.

[Attendees 171]


-Meeting Recording



October 20, 2015 - 1-2:30pm ET - Topic: TBD- Cancelled Meeting

September 15, 2015 1-2:30pm ET - Topic: Updates on Activities and Issues Related to the Immunization and Cancer Case Reporting MU Objectives

- Agenda - 2015_09_15.pdf

Meeting: August 17, 2015 - Cancelled

Meeting: July  21, 2015 1-2:30pm ET - Topic: Advancing Electronic Case Reporting–Lessons Learned from an Integrated Healthcare Delivery Organization. 

[Attendees: 169]

- Agenda - 2015_07_21.pdf 

Meeting Recording


PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration-2015_07_21.pdf

Meeting: June 30, 2015 1-2pm ET - Topic: Electronic Case Reporting to Public Health - An EHR Vendor's Perspective
[Attendees: 192]

- Agenda - 2015_06_30.pdf

- Meeting Recording


- PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration-2015_06_30.pdf


Meeting: June 16, 2015

** This meeting was rescheduled for June 30, 2015 **


Meeting: May 19, 2015 1-2:30pm ET - Topic: The Business Case for Syndromic Surveillance

[Attendees: 123]

Agenda - 2015_05_19.pdf

PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration-2015_05_19.pdf

Meeting Recording

Other Information

SyS Success stories 05152015.pdf


Meeting: Updates on Cancer Registry Reporting for EHR MU - April 21, 2015 1-2:00pm ET
[Attendees: 95]

Agenda - 2015_04_21.pdf

- Recorded Meeting


- PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration-2015_04_21.pdf

Meeting: The Case for Public Health Case Reporting - March 17, 2015 1-2:00 pm ET

[Attendees: 166]
- Agenda - 2015_03_17

- Recorded Meeting 


- PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration-2015_03_17.pdf

Other Information

- Public Health Community Platform website:   


 Meeting: February 17, 2015 1-2:30 pm ET

** This meeting was cancelled **


Meeting:  January 20, 2015 1-2:30 pm ET

** This meeting was cancelled **


Meeting: Release 1.5 of the HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide for Immunization Messaging - December 16, 2014 1-2:30 pm ET

[Attendees: 155]

Agenda - 2014_12_16 

- Recorded Meeting

HL7 Version 2.5.1: Implementation Guide for Immunization Messaging, Release 1.5


- PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration-12_16_2014.pdf



Meeting: Issues and Challenges Related to Testing and Validation Tools - November 18, 2014 1-2 pm ET

(171 Attendees)

- Agenda 2014-11-18

- Recorded Meeting

- Meeting Summary - 2014_11_18


PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration-11_18_2014.pdf



Monthly Webinar on October 21, 2014 1-2:30 PM ET
Cancelled in lieu of Special Session held on October 16, 2014


Meeting: Onboarding and Data Capture for Syndromic Surveillance - September 16, 2014 1-2:30 pm ET

(138 Attendees)

- Agenda

- Recorded Meeting (Note: No recording of this webinar is available)

- Meeting Summary

- Presentation(s):

- 2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria

- PH-EHR Vendor Collaboration

- Syndromic Surveillance Onboarding and Data Quality Issues



Meeting Materials for Prior Monthly Meetings Available on the Meeting Material Archive Page 

Community Discussions and Documents

Ebola EHR Lessons Learned

In light of the confirmed first U.S. case of Ebola in Dallas last week, there has been a lot of attention on electronic health records (EHR) and their intersection with public health.There are two…Continue

Tags: checklists, Learned, Lessons, Ebola, EHR

Started by Brian Lee Oct 9, 2014.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Sanjeev Tandon on November 3, 2014 at 10:29am

Dear Colleagues,

Please check out the details about an upcoming ONC webinar on Nov 5, 2014.



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