March 8, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

HIMSS18 Conference

For the 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 Digital Bridge and how the initiative addresses current challenges with data sharing between health care and public health.  Population Health Information Exchange Over a Digital Bridge (session number 242) will take place Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Also at HIMSS18:

Sharing Mainstream: Digital Bridge and the Learning Health Community (session #IS17)

Oscar Alleyne of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will moderate a panel that will highlight how two projects, Digital Bridge and the Learning Health Community, have impacted how information is shared across stakeholder groups. Janet Hui ofthe Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) will join the panel to discuss the reportable conditions knowledge management system (RCKMS) and how it works.

  • Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM
  • Location: Sands Convention Center, Hall G, Booth 11955ET

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Use Case Demonstration: Public Health Reporting

Timely, accurate and complete data are critical to reduce disease transmission. This use case demonstrates a multi-jurisdictional approach for automated electronic case reporting, using centralized decision support to promote secure bidirectional information exchange between health care and public health.

  • Date: March 6-8, 2018
  • Time: Hourly
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November 4-8, 2017 | Washington, D.C

AMIA Annual Symposium

A panel of experts, including members involved in Digital Bridge, will present at the AMIA Annual Symposium this fall. The session, entitled “Advancing Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) to Enable Public Health Disease Control and Emergency Response: Getting into the Technical Weeds (session S109),” will describe the current manual difficulties in reporting public health data and how eCR can be used as a solution. Panelists will share how the current eCR strategy will work, the technical standards that support bi-directional communication between health care and public health, and the strengths and limitations present in the proposed eCR approach. The presentation will take place Wednesday, November 8 from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Panelists include Catherine Staes (University of Utah), John Loonsk (CGI Federal), Kathryn Turner (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare), Noam Arzt (HLN Consulting), and Patina Zarcone (Association of Public Health Laboratories).

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November 4-8, 2017

APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

Joel Hartsell will speak on a panel at the APHA Annual Meeting to discuss the Digital Bridge and communicate the value of electronic case reporting. Entitled “Strengthening Public Health Survey Data and Communications in Technology (session 4036.0),” this session will take place Tuesday, November 7 from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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March 24, 2017

Electronic Case Reporting and the Digital Bridge Partnership

ASTHO, NACCHO, JPHIT and PHII hosted a webinar on March 24 to discuss the value of electronic case reporting and the Digital Bridge partnership. Governance body chair Dr. John Lumpkin and participating Digital Bridge members were presenters. See the resources page for the full recording and presentation slides.

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