Katherine von Alt
  • Austin, TX
  • United States
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Katherine von Alt joined Kathryn Turner's community
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Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

The Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) community is interested in improving ELR, defined as transmission of reportable condition reports from laboratories to public health.ScopeThe scope of ELR includes messaging to public health agencies from any laboratory that produces results that are legally reportable to public health.  Types of laboratories that may report include human, veterinary and environmental laboratories, commercial and hospital/health system laboratories, clinical and…See More
Nov 16, 2011
Katherine von Alt replied to Riki Merrick's discussion 'Specimen Crossmap' in the community Laboratory Messaging Community of Practice
"Hi Riki, From what I am told Texas DSHS lab sends all primary animal names along with rabies typing results results (positive, negative, decomposed, inconclusive) electronically via NEDSS.  I have not been able to…"
Nov 4, 2011
Katherine von Alt replied to Riki Merrick's discussion 'Specimen Crossmap' in the community Laboratory Messaging Community of Practice
"Hello, This is a collection of information taken from Texas DSHS LIMS system for rabies testing. In our lab animal samples sent in for human rabies exposures if positive, are typed by either monoclonal antibody staining,…"
Nov 2, 2011
Katherine von Alt commented on Danielle Kahn's community 'Laboratory Messaging Community of Practice'
"Excellant, I will review the spreadsheets and share with others here in our lab to get there input as well. I will also join the Nov. 3rd call - I'm not sure of the phone # to use? Can you please provide me with some more…"
Oct 20, 2011
Katherine von Alt commented on Danielle Kahn's community 'Laboratory Messaging Community of Practice'
" Hello, I currently work in the lab for the Texas Department of State Health Services and I am new to joining this group.  I am currently enrolled in my first semester of a Public Health Informatics certificate Program out of UT Austin. A…"
Oct 20, 2011
Katherine von Alt joined Danielle Kahn's community
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Laboratory Messaging Community of Practice

The Laboratory Messaging Community of Practice (LM CoP) brings together PHIN stakeholders nationwide involved in defining, implementing, maintaining, evaluating, and evolving lab messaging.See More
Oct 20, 2011
Katherine von Alt is now a member of phConnect
Oct 20, 2011

Profile Information

Organization Type
US State Government
Do you work for a governmental public health agency?
Yes
Organization/Agency
Texas Department of State Health Services
Job Title
Program Specialist, Laboratory Operations Unit
Bio
M.P.H., B.S. Microbiology, Member American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), Microbiology since 1988
I have worked on the lab "bench" in many different areas since 1984. In 2008 I left the bench to help with general laboratory oversight; assisting with implementing goals, policies & new testing procedures and also writing and applying for grants.
I am currently enrolled in my first semester in a Public Health Informatics Certificate Program offered at UT Austin.

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