A first of its kind partnership, the Digital Bridge has created a forum for key decision makers in the health care, public health and health information technology arenas to share ideas and solutions. The Digital Bridge is also an incubator, cultivating projects that meet the goal of effective information sharing between clinicians and public health professionals. As its first project, the Digital Bridge collaborative has designed a nationally scalable, multi-jurisdictional approach to electronic case reporting (eCR) that will be implemented across different states and cities.

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February 20, 2018

Digital Bridge featured in Healthcare IT News article

Healthcare IT News recently highlighted the Digital Bridge project and how it’s bringing together stakeholders in health care, public health and health IT to advance information exchange and improve the nation’s health.

February 20, 2018

ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Letter

Together, Digital Bridge collaborators drafted a response to the ONC’s TEFCA letter on the advancement of nationwide interoperability.

March 8, 2018

HIMSS18 Conference

Jeff Livesay of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Jim Jellison of the Public Health Informatics Institute will lead a presentation on how Digital Bridge addresses current challenges with data sharing between health care and public health.  

December 19, 2017

Update: eCR initial implementations

Based on current information, the first implementation site is expected to go into production in March 2018.

June 27, 2017

Preparing for meaningful use

Beginning in 2018, eCR will be a public health reporting measure that eligible hospitals and professionals may perform for credit under specific Medicaid or Medicare programs.