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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.

Preparing to Meet with your Attorney

September 24, 2015
It is important to initiate early conversations with your attorney to address any legal issues related to creating a surveillance system. This tool helps planners become prepared in key areas and provides advice on presenting your case, working with your community partners’ attorneys and...

Clarifying Legal Authority

September 24, 2015
Before meeting with agency attorneys, planning teams need to understand the legal implications surrounding health data collection. This tool outlines the process of verifying legal authority and addressing privacy concerns.

Project Charter Template

September 24, 2015
A sample template to create a project charter.

Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

September 24, 2015
Conducting a stakeholder analysis is critical to projects because it impacts communications planning and helps identify all those who will be influenced by your agency’s activities. This tool shares a model stakeholder analysis matrix and detailed instructions to create your own.

Understanding Provider Concerns

September 24, 2015
Some health care organizations may have concerns about partnering as data suppliers due to associated costs for staff, vendor fees, etc. Understanding Provider Concerns helps planners adjust their procedures to accommodate such concerns.

Identifying Actors and Goals

September 24, 2015
This tool helps planners identify who are the actors, or primary stakeholders, in the surveillance program and what their roles and responsibilities are.

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...