Online Program

Injury and emergency health data issues

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session Objectives: 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.

Annual exploration of injury and emergency health data issues   
Joseph L. Annest, PhD, Larry Cook, MStat, PhD, Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH and Margaret Warner, PhD

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Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)