Session ID: 
291

Harnessing EHR Data for Local Population Health Monitoring

12:30pm - 1:30pm Friday, March 9
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Delfino 4002

Description

Public health officials are finding health disparities among neighborhoods, with childhood obesity rates and tobacco use higher in some neighborhoods. In Colorado, a unique opportunity is informing a better understanding of geography-based public health through The Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service (CHORDS). CHORDS is a regional partnership between health providers, public health departments, a health information exchange and the University of Colorado to use real-time data from electronic health records to assist public health officials in their study of community health disparities. Researchers query a specific health question, and data is returned from different healthcare systems via a series of connected virtual data warehouses. This unique data service provides a way for public health officials and researchers to track population trends across healthcare providers, and show the outcomes of policies and clinical- and community-based initiatives.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the value of a geography-based shared research and public health surveillance infrastructure and how that could be replicated in other communities across the country
  • Describe how a distributed data network has been implemented and serves as a unique public health surveillance tool in Colorado
  • Identify how CHORDS’ unique governance structure enables effective access to insightful data for public health researchers
  • Identify how a distributed data network can function as a secure space for healthcare providers to make their data available to other clinical and public health stakeholders

Speaker(s): 

Senior Epidemiologist ,
Denver Public Health Department
Chief Operating Officer,
CORHIO
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

Government or Public Policy Professional
Physician, CMO, CMIO
Public Health Practitioner

Level: 

Introductory

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