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Data Modernization Workshop


Join us May 19 - 21, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET for an interactive workshop: Data Modernization: Building on Shared Services and Enterprise Technologies. Participants will learn how to achieve scalable and sustainable information infrastructure through:

  • improving data modernization advocacy and planning, 
  • building workforce capacity, and 
  • collaborating on shared solutions. 

The workshop consists of plenary presentations from experts in the informatics field, peer-to-peer presentations or panels, and breakout activities that will provide tangible items to bring back to your health department. This workshop provides ideas for data modernization within a health department assisting participants in the creation and modification of data modernization plans. In addition, successes and challenges from others who have tried to implement similar solutions, complete the agenda. This workshop is provided as part of the ELC C2 approach. 

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The Data Modernization: Building on Shared Services and Enterprise Technologies workshop is open to jurisdictions awarded data modernization funding through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement. As part of the ELC C2 approach, the Data Modernization Initiative (DMI) lead and a prominent scientist (e.g., informatician, epidemiologist, data scientist) are invited to attend the workshop. The workshop provides opportunities for small group collaboration and sharing of information and strategies on data modernization plans. Those who are chosen to provide a short presentation or to serve as a panelist may also participate in the workshop plenary and breakout sessions, regardless of their ELC-funding status or association with a jurisdiction. Small group activities are reserved for ELC-funded jurisdictions only.

Fill out our registration form if interested in attending the workshop.

Have you implemented a project successfully or run into challenges related to data modernization that other individuals would benefit hearing from? We are looking for jurisdictional staff and other informatics experts to present at this workshop. Anyone can present at the workshop, regardless of ELC-funding status. Learn more about the presenter submissions. All proposals are due by Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

There will be two types of peer-to-peer presentations that occur at the workshop.

  • Short presentations: Findings are presented on a specific topic within a breakout session. Each presentation is 10-15 minutes with a five-minute question and answer session at the end. Short presentations will consist of slides or a visual aid and one speaker per submitted summary. Note: upon acceptance of the summary, presenters will have approximately three weeks to prepare their slides before final submission.
  • Panel discussion: The individual selected will serve as a panelist for a group discussion. Slides or visual aids will not be used. Instead, the panelist will provide a brief overview of the work they have done within their jurisdiction related to this topic and then answer questions which come from attendees related to the specific topic of the breakout session. Think broadly of all of the work you have done within your jurisdiction that might help other attendees move forward with their plans for data modernization.

Interested in serving as a presenter or panelist? Fill out the presenter submission form. All proposals are due by Friday, April 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

PHII convened a group, the Vision and Design Committee, of informatics leaders from jurisdictions, public health organizations, and retired leaders to provide input on how to move surveillance systems forward as part of the data modernization initiative. The topic list was created with help from the Vision and Design committee, the 90-day assessment, and direction from the CDC.

PHII is working to get the best speakers to ensure engagement and discussions. As speakers accept, we will be adding their names to the list below! Continue to check back for what is new.

Once the agenda is finalized, we will email a link and post it on our website.

Yes, the plenary sessions and peer-to-peer presentations will be recorded for later viewing.

We will be using Zoom meeting. If you do not currently have Zoom installed on your computer, you can join via the internet without having to download anything onto your computer. We recommend that all individuals sign-in on their computers instead of calling in so they can see the slides and participate in the breakout activities. Breakout activities are not compatible with individuals that only call in via phone and do not also join on the internet.