3241.0 Health IT Applications and Disease Registries

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Disease registries are vital tools for public health surveillance and health outcomes research. Central cancer registries are a great example, and their growing impact across the nation are a model that can be deployed for other diseases. This session will help you understand why this matters in your community.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 1. explain the value of disease registries in surveillance and outcomes research; 2. outline the implications for chronic disease management and reducing disparities in health and health care.
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III
Adam Baus, MA, MPH

12:50 PM
Health Informatics: How information technology can increase access and use of registry data
Iris Zachary, MS, CTR, Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD, Suzanne Boren, PhD, MHA and Mary Jane King, BS
1:10 PM
Using information technology to improve the quality and completeness of cancer incidence data
Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MA, MSPH, PhD, Chester Schmaltz, MA and Suzanne Culter, RN, PhD
1:30 PM
Towards health IT standards adoption: A web-based resource of health IT applications and projects in public health
Noam Arzt, PhD, Anna Orlova, PhD, Harold Lehmann, MD, PhD, Daryl Chertcoff, BSE, Vicki Hohner and Wendy Scharber, RHIT, CTR

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology