Public health surveillance and meaningful use regulations: a crisis of opportunity.

@article{Lenert2012PublicHS,
  title={Public health surveillance and meaningful use regulations: a crisis of opportunity.},
  author={Leslie A. Lenert and David Sundwall},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={e1-7}
}
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act is intended to enhance reimbursement of health care providers for meaningful use of electronic health records systems. This presents both opportunities and challenges for public health departments. To earn incentive payments, clinical providers must exchange specified types of data with the public health system, such as immunization and syndromic surveillance data and notifiable disease reporting. However, a crisis looms… CONTINUE READING
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