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Increasing Capability for EHDI-EHR Interoperability: A self-assessment tool

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Authors: 
Public Health Informatics Institute
Date: 
August 6, 2015
Topics: 
Planning and development
Methods and tools
Surveillance

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has partnered with the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) to develop a self-assessment activity designed to increase the EHDI program’s capability to exchange electronic health information with clinical electronic health record systems (EHRs). This self-assessment tool can help facilitate strategic planning in state/territorial EHDI programs. It provides a forum for EHDI coordinators to discuss their information system needs with their partners in the agency’s leadership, information technology or eHealth units. Participating in this self-assessment activity will give EHDI coordinators a clearer understanding of success factors and the agency's current capabilities. It also provides guidance on what characteristics the program and agency can adopt for greater interoperability with clinical partners.