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Electronic Health Record - Public Health Task Force

Evaluation of HL7 EHR-S Functional Model from Public Health Perspectives - Phase 3

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The PHDSC Electronic Health Records-Public Health (EHR-PH) Task Force in collaboration with the CDC/NCHS and the Health Level Seven (HL7) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Work Group published the Public Health Functional Profile, Release 1 Informational Level 1 of the HL7 Electronic Health Record Systems (EHR-S) Functional Model (FM) Release 1.1. This Profile balloted in May 2011 includes the functional requirements and conformance criteria for EHR-based information exchanges between clinical and public health information systems for the following three public health domains/programs:

  • Vital Records
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
  • Cancer

During August 2011 February 2012, the Public Health Functional Profile was updated with six public health domains, as follows:

  • Public Health Laboratory (PHL),
  • Health Care Statistics (HCS),
  • Occupational Health,
  • Injury and Fatality (ODIF),
  • Birth Defects, and
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE).

The Public Health Functional Profile, Release 1 Informational Level 2 was balloted by HL7 in May 2012.

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