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Topic: Methods and tools

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Displaying 41 to 50 of 71 Reports

Defining System Roles and Responsibilities

September 24, 2015
Defining and assigning roles when planning for a surveillance system is essential to ensuring team members are clear on expectations.

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.

Making the Value Case

September 23, 2015
The first step in planning for an EHR-based surveillance program, this tool provides guidance on how to develop a compelling value case for surveillance programs. It includes questions to consider during the process and structure for planning team discussions.

Creating a Logic Model

September 23, 2015
This tool helps planners think about how their organization is structured and how to align activities to connect short-term and long-term goals by creating a logic model. The model can be used to evaluate future programs and activities.

Estimating Total Cost of Ownership

September 23, 2015
Building and maintaining information systems are often associated with costs. This tool outlines instructions for estimating costs and provides categories of expenses related to information systems.

Increasing Capability for EHDI-EHR Interoperability: A self-assessment tool

August 6, 2015
This self-assessment activity is designed to increase an EHDI program’s capability to exchange electronic health information with clinical electronic health record systems (EHRs).

Defining the Work of Public Health Together

August 15, 2014
The Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology is the process by which PHII helps agencies define their functional requirements. This video provides an overview of PHII's collaborative process.