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November 4-8, 2017 | Washington, D.C

AMIA Annual Symposium

A panel of experts 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.

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November 4-8, 2017

APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

Joel Hartsell will speak on a panel at the APHA Conference to discuss the Digital Bridge and communicate the value of electronic case reporting.

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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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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.

May 12, 2017

Workgroup updates

See what’s new with the eCR implementations, and the sustainability and evaluation plans.

May 5, 2017

New workgroups

New workgroups have been assigned for the next phase of the Digital Bridge initiative: the eCR implementation taskforce, the strategy workgroup and the evaluation committee. Visit the workgroups page for more details.

April 20, 2017

Seven sites selected to participate in eCR implementations

The Digital Bridge project management office has selected seven sites to participate in eCR implementations: California, Houston, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York City, Michigan and Utah. Site implementations will begin in the spring of 2017 and will continue through 2018 in a phased roll-out.

November 14, 2016

Transforming Public Health through Collaboration with Health Care

Jim Jellison and Vivian Singletary, part of the Digital Bridge project management office, recently presented on the project during a webinar hosted by the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI). Entitled Transforming Public Health through Collaboration with Health Care, the recording can be viewed and shared here.

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