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Foreword As an Emergency Physician, I often treat patients without the benefit of any historical clinical information. I do my best by working the patient to develop a list of active medications, calling next of kin to assemble medical history and trying to locate previous treating physicians for insight into previous admissions. It's a bit like flying(More)
In February of 2004, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene completed the integration of its childhood immunization and blood lead test registry databases, each containing over 2 million children. A modular approach was used to build a separate integrated system, called Master Child Index, to include all children in both the immunization(More)
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. About ISDS The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2005 with a mission to improve population health by advancing the science and practice(More)
This article focuses on the requirements and current developments in clinical decision support technologies for immunizations (CDSi) in both the public health and clinical communities, with an emphasis on shareable solutions. The requirements of the Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs have raised some unique challenges for the clinical community,(More)
Health information technology (health IT) and health information exchange (HIE) hold great promise for improving health and health care. The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (The Recovery Act), and with it the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009, provided funding for a wide range of(More)
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