31 October 2011

Call for Nominations to Meaningful Use Workgroup

ISDS is seeking nominations for members of a new 10-person Meaningful Use Workgroup with various stakeholder perspectives and expertise in public health practice and medical informatics. One workgroup member will be invited to chair the group by ISDS based on their experience and suitability to the role. Based on the public health uses that ISDS anticipates receiving during the Call for Potential Uses of Public Health Syndromic Surveillance Data, specific expertise in routine public health surveillance using hospital inpatient and primary care data, chronic disease control and prevention, infectious disease control, and injury control and prevention may be requested. Also, given the policy implications of this project, professionals involved in national public health, healthcare, and medical informatics 
associations are requested.

ISDS Meaningful Use Workgroup: The multi-stakeholder MUse Workgroup will guide the development of ISDS recommendations to support public health authorities in using Meaningful Use certified hospital inpatient and ambulatory EHR data for timely and effective public health prevention and response. Workgroup members will work with ISDS staff to develop the project artifacts, provide advice about the subject, ensure input is obtained from relevant stakeholders, review draft materials, review stakeholder input, and recommend specific guidelines to the stakeholder community within the context of Meaningful Use.

Time Commitment: The ISDS MUse Workgroup will meet several times via teleconference and three times during in-person meetings in Boston, MA, and Atlanta, GA:
    1.    Conference call - Introduce the Syndromic Surveillance Meaningful Use: Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Data project: November 30, 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm ET
    2.    In-person meeting #1 - Review stakeholder input, identify preliminary recommendations: December 4-5, 2011
    3.    Conference call - Refine preliminary recommendations: December 21, 2011 (tentative)
    4.    Conference call - Review draft preliminary recommendation report: January 25, 2012 (tentative)
    5.    In-person meeting #2 - Document business processes: February 14-15, 2012 (tentative)
    6.    Conference call - Review preliminary stakeholder comments: March 7, 2012 (tentative)
    7.    In-person meeting #3 - Refine recommendations for provisional report: April 10-11, 2012 (tentative)
    8.    Conference call - Review draft provisional recommendation report: May 16, 2012 (tentative)
    9.    Conference call - Review provisional stakeholder comments: July 18, 2012 (tentative)
    10.  Conference call - Review draft final recommendation report: 
August 8, 2012 (tentative

Workgroup members may be asked to attend additional conference calls, review materials, and provide feedback throughout the process. Follow-up e-mail communications or conference calls will be required.

Nomination Process
Self-nominations are welcome. Third-party nominations must indicate that the individual has been contacted and is willing to serve. To be considered for appointment to the Workgroup, please send the following information to meaningfuluse@syndromic.org, subject "Workgroup Nomination":
    ✓    completed Nomination Form
    ✓    one-page letter of interest highlighting experience relevant to the expertise described above and involvement in national public health, healthcare, or medical informatics associations
    ✓    curriculum vitae or resume listing relevant experience

Deadline for submission: All nominations must be submitted electronically via the online submission form by 9:00 pm ET on Friday, November 11, 2011.
Questions: If you have any question, please contact, Charlie Ishikawa at 617-779-0886 or meaningfuluse@syndromic.org.

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