122 New Innovations in Surveillance Toward 2020

Sunday, March 21, 2010: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Centennial III-IV (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.50
Type: Oral
Summary: The Obama administration is calling for very large investment to improve the health information technology infrastructure in the US, led by The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The goal is to develop and promote health IT standards (internationally) to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and consistency. Such standards and national adoption could advance surveillance efforts for infection preventionists and for regional and national efforts. Recent experience in the transition of surveillance tasks to automated systems has demonstrated the utility of this approach. CDCís NHSN utilizes technology that can capitalize on these IT developments to facilitate reporting.
Learning Objectives:
Co-Organized by:
the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
Michael J. Richards, FRACP, PhD and Deborah S. Yokoe, MD
2:00 PM
Use of Electronic Health Record Systems: Getting Return on New Investment
W. Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
3:00 PM
Transition to Electronic Detection and Reporting: Perspective on Key Issues and Strategies from CDC
Daniel A. Pollock, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention