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Defining Data Elements

September 24, 2015
Determining what data are required is an essential step in developing an EHR-based surveillance system. This tool helps users decide what data are needed to meet goals, what standards to use to encode the data and who collects and enters the data.

Understanding Clinical Data and Workflows

September 24, 2015
Before the data reach your office, it is important to understand the data from the perspective of their native health care and EHR environments. Because the way that agencies send, receive and manage data has changed, this tool provides questions necessary to answer before implementing a...

Understanding Surveillance Data Exchange Processes

September 24, 2015
This tool explains the surveillance data exchange process by providing critical planning questions relevant to push and pull reporting.

Defining and Validating System Requirements

September 24, 2015
Defining requirements--what your system needs to do to support your work--is key in developing or enhancing an EHR-based surveillance system. This guide and worksheet shares advice on how to create concrete system requirements.

Distinguishing Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security

September 28, 2015
Confidentiality, privacy and security are all important topics to pay attention to when implementing an EHR-based surveillance program. This resource describes these terms’ legal and ethical meanings and how one impacts the other.

Distinguishing Surveillance from Research

September 28, 2015
Is your program surveillance or research? See how these terms are defined and what the requirements and procedures for each could mean for your surveillance program.

Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements

September 28, 2015
This resource summarizes information found in the article, “Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements for Community-Wide Health Information Exchange: Lessons from the Beacon Communities.” It provides direction on dealing with data governance issues.

Validating Requirements

September 28, 2015
After requirements for your system are defined, they will need to go through a validation process. This resource provides different methods for validating requirements and the steps that are associated with them.

HL7 CDA Introduction

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives context to Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) by describing the HL7 organization and how CDA was developed. It explains the concept of an electronic document, and after illustrating the CDA levels, describes the components of a CDA.

HL7 Version 2 Messaging

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives a brief overview and history of HL7, reviews the HL7 messaging process and discusses topics that impact the success of exchanging data between systems.