viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

ISID/ProMED Symposium on Emerging Inf. Diseases at ICAAC/ICC 2015


Dear Colleague,

Please consider joining ISID, ProMED and ASM in a new one-day collaborative symposium, Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Time of Ebola, at ICAAC/ICC on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

With the goal of providing a critical update on emerging infectious diseases in a global context, an international panel of infectious disease experts will discuss updates on advances in understanding and investigating emerging diseases and evolving methods for predicting, detecting and managing outbreaks. Sessions will fully embody the "One Health" model of emerging diseases, recognizing the commonality of human, animal and environmental health.

The symposium is designed to create a lively atmosphere for discussion and exchange of knowledge. It is suited for researchers, clinicians, veterinary health specialists, microbiologists, virologists, public health officials and policy makers at all levels interested in emerging pathogens and outbreak control.

Partial list of session titles:
  • Challenges and Trends in Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Global Perspective
  • Drivers of Disease Emergence
  • Preventing Emerging Pandemic Threats
  • Innovations in Emerging Disease Detection
  • Challenges and Controversies from the 2014- 2015 Ebola Outbreak and What We Can Learn

Best regards,
Britta Lassmann, MD
ISID Program Director

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Health Datapalooza 2015

Health Datapalooza 2015 (#hdpalooza) is fast approaching and our team here at ONC is going to be a big part of it this year. Hear from National Coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo, our Chief Privacy Officer, the eHealth Consumer team and many others. The fun starts May 31, so you have about a week left to sign up. View the full agenda and sign up now!

Proposed Rules Deadline for Comments

There is one week left to comment on our 2015 Certification Criteria proposed rule and theproposed Meaningful Use rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (@CMSgov) (both are open for comment until May 29). If you missed our recent webinar on our proposed rule, you can check out the slides on

Also coming up, but not as quickly, is the deadline for comments on the criterion for electronic clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting in the CMS 2016 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems proposed rule which is June 29. You also have until June 30 to comment on the 2015 Edition Draft Test Procedures.

Community Interoperability and #HIE Grant Deadline

Speaking of deadlines, applications are still being accepted for the Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program (yes, that's a mouth full). The deadline for applications is June 15, so take a look at the information and help us scale up "community efforts to ensure health information is appropriately accessed and used to support people improve their health."

2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory Comments Posted

Last week we posted the comments we received on the draft Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and this week we have posted the comments that came in on the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory. We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts and experience about standards that can be used to help achieve a nationwide interoperable learning health system.

Health IT Standards Committee and Task Forces

Spring has sprung and with it comes some changes to the Health IT Standards Committee (#HITSC). "We believe that an HITSC with targeted, time-limited task forces will be a better way to get the expert and public feedback we need," wrote Dr. Jon White, the acting deputy national coordinator in a Buzz blog post we published Wednesday. "This approach also provides task force members with clear and finite time commitments to study an issue with more specificity on the scope and nature of a task force's work," White wrote. Read the blog post for all the details!

Upcoming Hearing on Advanced Health Models

On June 2, 2015 the Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup will conduct a hearing on, you guessed it, Advanced Health Models. Panelists will describe how their integrated, holistic model produces optimal health and healthcare for individuals and communities across the health continuum and will highlight the key health IT elements required to support their model. The hearing will further understanding on the opportunities, challenges, and policies needed for successfully scaling and sustaining the IT infrastructure required to promote advanced health models across communities. Information on the hearing, including materials, instructions for listening to the session, and details about how you can provide public comment, will be available soon on the FACA webpage.

Health IT Safety Webinar Series

Join us on June 19 1:00-2:30 pm EDT for the seventh webinar of a 10-part series on health information technology (IT) and patient safety, "EHR Usability and Health IT Safety". This free webinar presents perspectives on EHR usability and its impact on health IT safety. Presenters are Raj Ratwani, Ph.D., Scientific Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Kris Engdahl, M.S., Senior Manager of User Research, athenahealth, Ross C. Teague, Ph.D., Senior Manager of User Experience at Allscripts, and Jonathan S. Wald, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.M.I., Director, Patient-Centered Technologies, RTI International. Read more about the series and register nowSlides and audio of previous webinars in this series are also now available.

Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of May 25 (all times EDT)

Thursday, May 28
3:00 p.m.: The Health IT Policy Committee (#HITPC) Consumer Workgroup meets.



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Increasing Alcohol Ignition Interlock Use: Successful Practices for States

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A new publication, Increasing Alcohol Ignition Interlock Use: Successful Practices for States, is available to inform states on how to increase ignition interlock use by convicted Driving While Impaired (DWI) offenders.
The publication is based on an evaluation conducted in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Governors Highway Safety Association. The evaluation looked at key features of interlock programs, or program keys, and use of interlocks in 28 states from 2006–2011. Each state’s program keys were rated and correlation analysis was used to determine which keys were related to higher interlock use.
Eight program keys were identified that states can use to strengthen state Alcohol Interlock Programs:require or incentivize use, levy strong penaltiesmonitor interlocks to ensure proper use,implement uniformly across state, coordinate across agencies, educate stakeholders about the program, provide adequate resources, and use data for action.
Why is this Important?
In 2013 over 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes. Ignition interlocks reduce recurrence of DWI by approximately 67% when installed on the vehicles of convicted DWI offenders. Most states have made ignition interlocks mandatory for some or all convicted offenders; however, only about one-fifth of all offenders are installing interlocks. Installing more ignition interlocks in the cars of DWI offenders’ would further reduce alcohol-impaired driving.
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Do you know the 8 keys to improve state interlock programs? Learn successful ways to increase ignition interlock use
Over 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2013. Learn how ignition interlocks can reduce drunk driving

Seminario Experiencias en Seguridad del Paciente

Advertencia de seguridad para unos 34 millones de vehículos

Masivo retiro del mercado de bolsas de aire de seguridad afecta a 11 marcas de autos
Si usted es dueño de un BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru o Toyota, es posible que su vehículo esté afectado por el reciente masivo retiro del mercado de las bolsas de aire (airbags) de la marca Takata.
Para saber si su vehículo está afectado, ingrese el número de serie (o de identificación) de su auto, también llamado VIN por su sigla en inglés, para comprobar su caso en la base de datos de la Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras (NHTSA, sigla en inglés) (en inglés). El VIN consiste en 17 dígitos y suele estar impreso en la parte delantera de la consola de su auto o camioneta. Si su vehículo aparece en el listado, entonces usted debe llevarlo al servicio técnico para su reparación sin costo adicional para usted.
Como es posible que la lista de vehículos afectados se extienda en el futuro, revise el sitio web de NHTSA a menudo.
Este servicio es proporcionado en forma gratuita por, el sitio web oficial del Gobierno de Estados Unidos en español.

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Public Health Law News: Feature interview on raw milk laws, opponents are frothing!

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In This Edition

Public Health Law News Quiz Question May 2015

According to Mathew Swinburne’s interview, in what states is the sale of raw milk legal?

Feature: Profiles in Public Health Law

Interview with Mathew Swinburne, staff attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region

Webinar—Health System Transformation: The Changing Legal Landscape

PHLP and the American Bar Association Health Law Section are co-hosting a webinar, Electronic Health Information: Assessing the impact of Law. Speakers will provide an overview of electronic health information and how it is transforming the US health system. They will also outline the characteristics and scope of federal and state law related to electronic health information, describe best practices in its implementation, and highlight legal tools that can be used to support its efficient use. The webinar will take place Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 12:30–2:00 pm (EDT).

Webinar—Using Social Impact Bonds to Advance Public Health Goals

This webinar, co-hosted by American Public Health Association and PHLP, will take place Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00-2:30 pm (EDT). Speakers will describe the structure and function of the social impact bond model and summarize new innovations that use the model to fund various public health initiatives. Speakers will also outline some of its limitations, explore recent state and the federal legislative efforts of to address them, and provide perspectives of social impact bond implementers and investors.

Issue Brief and Presentation on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

These resources summarize the role of FQHC in the delivery of healthcare services for the expanding Medicaid population.

Association Public Health Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP)

A new professional association dedicated to advancing the field of disaster preparedness and response, AHEPP, is accepting members and announces their first national conference. The conference will take place November 17-18, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska, and will help guide participants through the most important disaster concerns in various types of healthcare facilitates. See AHEPP’s website for early bird rates, the complete conference agenda and more information.

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