NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS
Subcommittee on Standards
in collaboration with the
Subcommittee on Population Health and
Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
Hearing on Public Health Data Standards
National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
|8:30 – 8:45 am||Welcome and
|Standards Subcommittee Co-Chairs – Walter Suarez and Ob Soonthornsima|
|8:45 – 9:00 am||Public Health Data
|Michelle Williamson, NCHS|
|9:00 – 10:30 am||PANEL 1 – National/Federal
|CDC (Nikolay Lipskiy)JPHIT (Marcus Cheatham)
PHII (Bill Brand)
|10:30 – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 – 12:00 pm||PANEL 2 – State/Local
Public Health Perspective
|ASTHO (Paula Soper)NACCHO (Roland Gamache)
CSTE (Janet Hamilton)
|12:00 – 1:00 pm||LUNCH|
|1:00 – 2:30 pm||PANEL 3 – PH Data
|HL7 PHER (Ken Pool)X12 (Robert Davis)|
|2:30 – 3:30 pm||PANEL 4 – Software and
Application Vendors and Public Health Data Standards
|EPIC (John Stamm)OZ Systems (Ken Pool)|
|3:30 – 3:45 pm||Break|
|3:45 – 5:00 pm||PANEL 5 –
State Initiatives and Readiness for Standards Implementations
|John RobertsMarty LaVenture
|5:00 – 5:20 pm||
|5:20 – 5:30 pm||Public Comments|
The purpose of this hearing is to gather industry input on the state of
health data standards used by public health and population health programs.
The scope of this hearing includes standards used for electronic exchange
of information between public health and external stakeholders. This includes standards for data coding, document-type standards, message content, structure and format standards, transport, vocabulary and terminology, and data management standards across various public health functions and activities including but not limited to vital statistics, bio-surveillance, syndromic surveillance, screening, immunizations, public health laboratory, environmental health, and public health/population health analytics. Coding and classification systems for certain core public health data elements will be included.
The hearing will start with an overview of where and how health data
standards are used across public health functions, and the current status of public health data standards. A series of panels will follow with testifiers representing public health data standards organizations, public health agencies, standards developers, and software/application vendors. Important work has been done in standard development organizations to advance the development of public health standards. These developments will be highlighted in the hearing.
The Subcommittees on Population Health and Privacy, Confidentiality and Security will explore the need for convening a second hearing to focus on important considerations for standardized definitions of public health variables, privacy and security, population management, and community health data. This second hearing could build from the recent work performed by the Standards Subcommittee on health information standardization and the Population Health Subcommittee on community health data initiatives.
QUESTIONS FOR PANELISTS
Topics to include:
Current state of public health related standards; coordination of standards development activities; representation and participation by public health in standards activities; where is public health strongest and where is weakest?
What are the incentives and drivers for adopting and using public health data standards; what are the barriers and challenges?
What is the state of information exchanges of public health data from EHR systems; what are the standards being used; what are the drivers, and incentives; what are the challenges and issues?
What are implementation challenges from the public health agency perspective; what are the needs (technical, resources, education, etc.) to advance adoption and use of standards by public health agencies?
How is privacy and security covered in public health data
standards? Are there privacy and security elements embedded in the standards? Is privacy and security under a different workflow process?
What security standards should apply to what types of data possessed by public health?
What interoperability standards are needed for transfer of data from electronic health records to public health?
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December 3, 2013