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Agenda of the April 22, 2003 NCVHS Workgroup on National HealthInformation Infrastructure

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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)

National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) Workgroup

Hearings on the NHII Population Health Dimension

Sheraton Buckhead Hotel
3405 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA

April 22, 2003


8:30 am Welcome and Introductions John Lumpkin, MD, M.P.H., Chair

Panel 1: Overview of Public Health Information Network (PHIN) and Public Health Privacy Issues

8:45 am

PHIN Policy and Implementation

John Loonsk, MD, CDC Acrobat
9:15 am

PHIN – External View

Jac Davies, MPH, Washington Department of Health Acrobat
9:30 am Privacy and Public Health Anne Murphy, JD, IL Department of Public Health Acrobat
10:00 am

Questions and Discussion

10:15 am



Panel 2 – Improving Reporting from Primary Sources to Registries

10:30 am Immunization Registries Gail Williams, MPH, CHES
National Immunization Registry SB/CDC
10.45 am Immunization Registries (Medicaid) Daniel Hopfensperger, BS, WI Immunization Program
11:00 am Cancer Registries Lilia O’Connor, MBA, CTR, CA Cancer Registry
11:15 am Birth Defects Registries Larry Edmonds, MSPH, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Acrobat
11:30 am ED, EMS, and Trauma Registries Greg Mears, MD, FACEP, NC Emergency Med Serv Acrobat
11:45 am Questions and Discussion  
12:30 pm



Panel 3: Public Health Surveillance and the NHII

1:30 pm Overview of System Claire Broome, MD, CDCAcrobat
1:45 pm System Deployment

Claire Broome, MD, CDC

2:00 pm Use Experience - NEDSS Base System

John Hall, MS, Nebraska Department of Health Acrobat

Table Acrobat

2:15 pm


2:30 pm

BT Event Detection and Other Surveillance Using Health System Data

Richard Platt, MD, MS, Harvard Medical School

3:15 pm Unique Aspect of BT Event System Tim Morris, BS, CDC Acrobat
3:30 pm Alert System

Daniel Sosin, MD, CDC

3:45 pm

Questions and Discussion

4:30 p.m.



Times, topics, and speakers are subject to change. For final agenda, please call 301-458-4200 at NCHS or visit the NCVHS home page at