In the Press

January 1, 2017Georgia Health News

Bridging the data divide: Project aims to revolutionize reporting of diseases

Reporter Andy Miller spoke with Jim Jellison, Richard Paskach (HealthPartners) and Kathy Turner (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare) about the vision of Digital Bridge and the benefits to both health care and public health.

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November 4, 2016Health Data Management

Initiative begins efforts to link providers, public health agencies

Vivian Singletary spoke with a reporter from Health Data Management magazine to give an overview of the Digital Bridge project. She pinpointed project highlights and the impact of the initiative on public health as a whole. She shared ideas on why electronic case reporting is important and the need for collaboration between health care and public health.

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October 28, 2016The Task Force for Global Health

‘Digital Bridge’ Promises to Strengthen U.S. Public Health Response to Disease Outbreaks

This article provides an overview of the Digital Bridge initiative and highlights the value of electronic case reporting and the impact it could have on public health.

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October 13, 2016Public Health Reports

The Promise of Electronic Case Reporting

This article was written by members participating in the Digital Bridge and other eCR-related efforts. It provides background on electronic case reporting, its impact on public health surveillance, challenges to implementation and why teamwork between health care providers and public health agencies is essential to monitoring, controlling and preventing disease outbreaks.

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October 12, 2016Healthcare Informatics

Building a Digital Bridge to Public Health Agencies: EHR vendors, public health agencies, providers working on electronic case reporting

Healthcare Informatics published an article that overviewed the Digital Bridge initiative. The article shared the project goals and objectives and the roles of the governance body and participating organizations.

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August 27, 2016Modern Healthcare

Stopping Zika, other emerging health threats requires stronger disease surveillance systems

Dave Ross shared a thought leadership piece for Modern Healthcare on the importance of effective public health surveillance systems and response. He highlighted the need for collaboration between public health and health care to bridge the digital divide. The Digital Bridge project was given as an example and step in that direction.

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