Online Program

Public health strategies for innovative meaningful use

Monday, November 4, 2013

Frederic Grant IV, PhD, MPH, PMP, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Significant progress is being made regarding the interoperability of electronic health record data between health care providers and public health, but States and jurisdictions have an uncertain vision how to fully leverage this data in a way that will provide an immediate impact and ROI. Stage 3 Meaningful Use regulations are expected to include bi-directional, real time exchange between IIS and EHR systems. Rather than every IIS program developing its own approach to such exchange, the IIS and EHR vendor communities need to work collaboratively to identify consensus approaches. This presentation provides a needed strategic roadmap for public health to realize the low cost, near term advantages of data interoperability in a manner that immediately benefits high value public health programs.

Learning Areas:

Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the goals of meaningful use. Formulate strategies to advance evidence based public health practice based upon innovations possible through meaningful use.

Keyword(s): Health Information Systems, Public Health Informatics

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.