18 July 2011

ISDS at NACCHO Annual 2011

Be sure not to miss ISDS' presentation at NACCHO Annual 2011 next week in Hartford, CT:

"Making the Most of Meaningful Use:  Enhancing Surveillance Standards"
Friday, July 22nd, 2011; 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Room 22/23

Facilitator:  Charles Ishikawa, MSPH, Associate Director of Public Health Programs, ISDS

  • Julia Gunn, RN, MPH, Director, Communicable Disease Division, Boston Public Health Commission and ISDS Board Director
  • Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS, Deputy Director for Information Science and BioSense Program Manager, CDC/OSELS/PHSPO/Division of Healthcare Information 
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act authorized the establishment of programs to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency through the promotion of health information technology (HIT), including electronic health records and private and secure electronic health information exchange. The public health meaningful use criteria for public health are immunizations, electronic laboratory reporting, and syndromic surveillance data.  During this session, participants will learn about Meaningful Use, the opportunities for public health surveillance, and how integrating syndromic surveillance standards, recommended by the International Society for Disease Surveillance and supported by the CDC’s BioSense Program, can enhance agency capability.

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