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Topic: Surveillance

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Newborn Dried Blood Spot (NDBS) Screening Implementation Guide for Laboratory Orders

October 12, 2011
PHII, through a grant funded by HRSA, convened a workgroup to develop a message implementation guide to provide an electronic message template for the NDBS community to use for sending standardized NDBS laboratory orders.

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Requirements Development for Public Health Information Systems

June 30, 2010
This document presents an overview of the Common Ground initiative and the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology. Through the Common Ground initiative, PHII led the collaborative development of requirements for information systems that would improve public health preparedness and...

Requirements for Public Health Preparedness Information Systems

December 31, 2010
This document identifies the requirements for information systems to effectively support the business processes for public health preparedness. Clearly defined requirements are necessary for an effective information system.

Common Ground: Public Health Chronic Disease Management Toolkit

January 31, 2011
This toolkit documents and defines business processes common to chronic disease departments in public health agencies and identifies the requirements for information systems that would support these processes.

Newborn Dried Blood Spot (NDBS) Screening Implementation Guide for Laboratory Results

November 1, 2011
PHII, through a grant funded by HRSA, convened a workgroup to develop a message implementation guide to provide an electronic message template for NDBS laboratories to use for standardized reporting of NDBS laboratory results.

Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM) Animated Walk-through

March 9, 2011
The walk-through will show you how to: use proven process analysis tools and methods to understand and document your workflows; re-design your tasks to eliminate inefficiencies and redundancy; and effectively describe the ways in which information systems should support your work.

Redesigning Public Health Surveillance in an eHealth World

June 1, 2012
This document presents the requirements developed for business processes on reportable conditions surveillance. It is intended as a roadmap for acquiring information systems that support this type of surveillance.

Requirements for SNS Inventory Tracking and Management

December 1, 2010
PHII developed requirements for tracking inventory of medical and non-medical countermeasures during an event for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). This document provides requirements collaboratively developed by members of PHII, CDC, and state and local public health agencies, to inform...

Electronic Disease Surveillance System (EDSS) Vendor Analysis

August 1, 2013
PHII conducted an analysis of selected commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Electronic Disease Surveillance System (EDSS) vendors. The purpose of this analysis is to help state and local health departments explore the potential of available surveillance systems to meet their needs, framing the landscape...

Inter-Jurisdictional Health Information Exchange

September 11, 2013
This guidance document was developed by the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce (JPHIT) to provide practical advice and information to public health managers and staff who craft such agreements.