22 December 2011

Meaningful Use Workgroup Selected

The Syndromic Surveillance for Meaningful Use: Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Care EHR Data project is well underway. The Call for Meaningful Use Workgroup Nominations has ended and the workgroup has officially been chosen. ISDS received many qualified candidates for the workgroup positions during the call for nominations. It was difficult to select a few members from such an outstanding pool of nominees. Member expertise span multiple areas within public health, clinical care, and medical informatics. Many workgroup members hold prominent positions within the stakeholder community and currently work or have previously worked on national policy initiatives. These various perspectives in addition to stakeholder input will help ensure that a balanced and informed recommendation will be reached. To learn more about the various workgroup members, visit the Meaningful Use Workgroup page and view the workgroup bios (pdf).  

This 10-person workgroup is tasked with guiding 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. These recommendations will build upon the ISDS Final Recommendation: Core Processes and EHR Requirements for Public Health Syndromic Surveillance, published on January 31, 2011.  You may view this recommendation here (pdf). You may also learn more about the current recommendation process by watching Charlie Ishikawa's November 8, 2011 introduction webinar here.  

More information on the first Meaningful Use Workgroup meetings and accomplishments will be coming soon. Until then, visit the project homepage for more information. 

If you have any questions, contact Charlie Ishikawa at meaningfuluse@syndromic.org or (617) 779-0886. 

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