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Developing a Vision for Functional Requirements Specification for Electronic Data Exchange between Clinical and Public Health Settings: Examples of School Health and Syndromic Surveillance in New York City

Description

This project represents the first attempt to develop a vision for a functional standard for Electronic Health Record-Public Health (EHR-PH) data exchange - a Functional Requirements Specification document - to inform the development of the functional standards for the electronic data interchange between clinical care and public health. The two public health application domains - School Health and Syndromic Surveillance in New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene were selected as examples of public health programs involved in the EHR-PH data exchange.

The developed specifications represent the end user perspectives (clinical and public health staff) for the electronic communications based on the EHR systems installed in a clinical setting. The domain-specific information for the specification has been obtained via the requirement elicitation process, i.e., informal interviews with clinical and public health staff on their work processes and data management activities. The specifications were developed in the format of the Requirement Analysis Document (RAD).

This project was funded by the Contract from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) #06-5250-0380.

Final Report

Developing a Vision for Functional Requirements Specification for Electronic Data Exchange between Clinical and Public Health Settings: Examples of School Health and Syndromic Surveillance in New York City - Final Report