Session ID: 
286

2019 Novel Coronavirus: Global Health IT Preparedness and Response

2:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W311E

Description

The recent 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, first discovered in Wuhan, China, has quickly tested local to global health system readiness to handle disease outbreaks as the threat expanded to dozens of other countries.  Prompted by the quick spread of the virus, the WHO declared a global health emergency and in the U.S., HHS Secretary Azar has declared it Public Health Emergency.  2019-nCoV belongs to the same family of viruses as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), both of which have led to deadly outbreaks in the recent past.  Though many health IT systems, electronic data and exchange capabilities exist across the globe that could help prevent, detect and respond effectively to crises, few have been optimized to meet public health needs in response to these emerging pandemics. This session will to consider all health IT policy assets and resources needed to prepare for and rebound from the threat of these growing crises.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current legal, policy and funding avenues that governments at all levels can leverage to address 2019-nCoV and more common health threats including influenza
  • Identify current and future health information and technology innovations that can be employed to enhance surveillance, prevention, and response during disease outbreaks
  • Describe CDC’s efforts to develop global strategic preparedness plans and determine local recommendations to policymakers to focus on ways to support the use of health information and technology to tackle infectious disease prevention and control

Speaker(s)

Chief Public Health Informatics Officer,
Center For Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laborat
CEO,
HIMSS Greater China
Chief Medical Advisor,
MITRE Corporation

Continuing Education Credits

CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CMIO/CMO
Government or Public Policy Professional
Public Health Practitioner

Level

Introductory