Online Program

Are you you? managing patient identities in the public health context

Monday, November 4, 2013

Frederic Grant IV, PhD, MPH, PMP, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Disease registries such as immunization information systems (IIS) are at the leading edge of health record data exchanges and data interoperability. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and HITECH Acts advance the technologies needed to support state and national public health registry programs, but managing patient identifies can be tricky. Records originating from different systems need to be managed in such a way to reduce data duplication and errors. In early 2013, CDC published a two volume report patient-level record identity management and de-duplication. This session provides a summary of the results from their national practice assessment along with a discussion of important implications for public health technology selection and support including SOAP, HL7, Master Patient Indexes, and integrating IIS into HIE and NHIN operations.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health administration or related administration
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain the problems associated with patient identity management for public health registries. Evaluate options to obtain public health patient identity management leading. Improve meaningful use of public health registry data.

Keyword(s): Registry, Data/Surveillance

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Frederic (Fred) Grant is the CAO for the School of Public Health, Georgia State University. He was previously the Chief Scientist of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Public Health Division—which provides advanced IT and business solutions for government and commercial clients including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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.

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