Toolkit for Planning an EHR-based Surveillance Program
Analyzing Clinical Data and Workflows
Defining Data Elements
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
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 surveillance system and explains structured and non-structured data.