16 August 2013

Public Health - EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative

**Update: Pre-registration is NOW REQUIRED. See details below.**

Dear Public Health Colleagues:
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has launched a Public Health (PH)–Electronic Health Records (EHR) Vendors Collaboration Initiative. The proposed participants in this initiative will include Public Health Practitioners and EHR Vendors from across the nation. The initial focus of this initiative will be on meeting Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use (MU) objectives for public health.
Initially, separate virtual meetings were held with public health and an EHR vendor workgroup to help frame and plan this initiative.  Based on inputs gathered from these interactions, joint meetings of the public health practitioners and EHR vendors from across the nation will be held on a recurrent basis starting on August 20th, 2013, to work collaboratively towards achieving the desired goals and creating value for the public health and EHR vendor communities.
If you have suggestions for topics or issues to be addressed by this initiative, please send those to meaningfuluse@cdc.gov with a Subject Line of “Suggestion for PH-EHR Vendor Initiative” by COB August 16th.   The suggestions received will help identify common issues and areas of focus for this initiative.
WebEx information Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 pm, Mountain Time (Arizona, GMT-07:00)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Event number: 646 100 152
Event password: open&88
To register for the online event
1. Go to https://ahrqhit.webex.com/ahrqhit/onstage/g.php?d=646100152&t=a&EA=cuhrig%40rti.org&ET=cafa7b000967412beb9e5f9793f0a58e&ETR=2deb918cb86a8626ce8ae6715b9ed2aa&RT=MiMxMQ==&p
2. Click "Register".
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.
  • Introduction – Jim Daniel
  • Overview, Scope, Goals, and Status – Jim Daniel
  • New Public Health Processes in Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Denise Webb
  • Open Discussion - All
  • Next Steps – All

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