Online Program

Annual exploration of injury and emergency health data issues

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Joseph L. Annest, PhD, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Larry Cook, MStat, PhD, Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD
Margaret Warner, PhD, Mortality Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC), Hyattsville, MD

This year's session will continue the tradition of past of meetings, where members discuss current and emerging issues surrounding injury and emergency health data. Topics for this year's Injury and Emergency Health Data Issues session include:

·        The soon-to-be released WISQARS Mobile App for Injury Data. The Mobile App provides a user-friendly interactive tool for presenting injury statistics through state-level maps, charts, tables and graphs with the tap of a finger. We will also discuss future directions to meet users' data needs.

·        Standard tools for categorizing injuries coded using ICD-10-CM. A draft of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis matrix for categorizing injuries by body region and nature of injury will be presented. Session participants will be asked to provide comments and feedback. The ICD-10-CM External Cause Matrix for categorizing injuries by mechanism and intent of injury, presented at the Data Issues session in 2012 and subsequently modified, has been nearly finalized and will be shared.

·        Development of a tool for categorizing injury severity from ICD-9-CM codes for populations of hospital treated patients.

·        Coordination of public health activities in Medical Examiner/Coroner offices. This topic will involve an interactive discussion on an initiative from the National Center for Health Statistics to develop and promote standards for death investigation; automation of the collection of death investigation data; and death certificate reporting.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Biostatistics, economics
Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Explain how to access WISQARS data from mobile devices to display and interact with tables and graphs of injury mortality statistics. Describe efforts being undertaken to standardize the collection and reporting of death information gathered from medical examiners and coroners. Analyze ICD-10-CM coded data using appropriate matrices to categorize injuries in patient populations.

Keyword(s): Injury Control, Data/Surveillance

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am responsible for the development and opperation of WISQARS and a founding member of the ICEHS data committee.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.