Emerging Infectious Diseases, Clinical Decision Support, and Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use
February 20, 2017 — 01:30PM EST - 02:30PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits:
Under the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made payment incentives available for Medicare and Medicaid eligible providers and hospitals that purchase, implement, and use certified EHRs systems. This session will demonstrate how collaborative efforts between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and close partnerships with the healthcare and health information technology sectors, were instrumental in the development and deployment of critical clinical decision support tools to address the emerging public health threat of Zika virus. Zika virus is a flavivirus transmitted principally through Aedes species mosquitoes. Pregnant women are at particular risk as there is evidence of an association between Zika virus infection and increased rates of congenital microcephaly and other adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. CDC, and ONC worked, in-collaboration with software vendors to develop resources to support rapid deployment of critical information through EHRs and other clinical software. The session will also discuss how this collaboration established repeatable processes to support the current response and future crises and how vendors and local sites can use the content.
Describe the development of artifacts to support the creation of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools in Electronic Health Records (EHR’s) for implementation of Zika Virus disease treatment guidelines
Identify data elements in the Electronic Health Records that would be used to localize patients at risk for Zika Virus disease to trigger applicable treatment guidelines
Discuss lessons learned and best practices in developing rules-based algorithms for emerging infectious diseases in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology