Toolkit for Planning an EHR-based Surveillance Program
Try starting your journey through this toolkit with these EHR Toolkit Readiness Indicators to help you identify where you are in the process.
What is the EHR Toolkit?
This toolkit is an organized set of field-tested tools designed to support planning for a public health surveillance program that will rely on data from EHR systems. It is organized based on sound public health informatics principles and methods and includes seven sections, what PHII refers to as the surveillance information life cycle:
The supplemental information is very important to review prior to using this toolkit. They lay the groundwork for many of the decisions you will make in EHR planning.
- Alternative Models for Accessing EHR
- Lessons Learned: How Broad and How Collaborative?
- Federated Query: An Emerging Model for Surveillance
- Recommended Reading
- EHR Use Issues and Challenges
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