26 April 2012

PHIN MQF Release 2.6: Syndromic Surveillance Messaging

ISDS is pleased to share that CDC recently released the PHIN Message Quality Framework (MQF) version 2.6. This update adds Syndromic Surveillance Message structural, constraint, and vocabulary validation and other minor updates and fixes. The framework allows for both syndromic surveillance HL7 2.3.1 and 2.5.1 messaging.

Background (From the PHIN MQR Release Notes):
"As a Web application, the Message Quality Framework (MQF) is a flexible framework of services and utilities designed to assist public health partners with preparing and communicating quality standard electronic messages as defined by the applicable messaging, vocabulary, and programmatic standards.

The PHIN Message Quality Framework (MQF) is designed to accompany and to assist other CDC Public Health systems and partners in promoting the use of data and information system standards to advance the development of efficient, integrated, and interoperable surveillance systems at federal, state and local levels.

PHIN MQF supports single message validation and does not support batch processing of messaging at this time. This functionality will be evaluated for a future release."

The MQF allows users to upload an HL7 message or use an example message that is already loaded in the system and view a validation report immediately after the message has been submitted. The user can then make edits to the message and resubmit until all errors have been corrected.

ISDS is excited about this tool and new release for syndromic surveillance messaging and would like to encourage those using these messaging types to explore this valuable framework and resource. Learn more about the MQF and utilize this service by visiting the PHIN MQF webpage.

1 comment:

  1. Good article on syndromic surveillance. I find this surveillance messaging tool to be exciting.