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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.

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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,” will describe the current manual difficulties in reporting public health data and how eCR can be used as a solution. The 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.

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November 4-8, 2017

APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

Vivian Singletary, Jeff Engel and Joel Hartsell will speak on a panel at the APHA Conference to discuss the Digital Bridge and communicate the value of electronic case reporting. Entitled “Strengthening Data Exchange through a Digital Bridge, this session will take place Tuesday, November 7 from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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March 24, 2017 | Webinar

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 below for the full recording and presentation slides.

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