e-Health

e-Health

**ANNOUNCEMENT: ASTHO has released a Request for Information (RFI) to help inform the development of the Public Health Community Platform (PHCP). The goal of the RFI is solely to collect information regarding conceptual approaches to architecting and implementing  the PHCP.  The information collected will help ASTHO to determine the best approaches to subsequently create scopes of work for contracting mechanisms, such as RFPs (dependent on approval of funding by the CDC). For additional information and to view the RFI, please go to: http://www.thePHCP.org/rfi .

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 The ASTHO e-Health Project addresses electronic health data, health data systems, surveillance systems, and the capacity of state and local information infrastructures to measure population health status and workforce capacity. The project is also supported by the ASTHO e-Health Policy Committee, whose members include state health officials and informatics directors.

Focus Areas

E-Health Resources for States
ASTHO is engaged with various stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as private sector to promote public health informatics.

Privacy
Resources on safeguarding the privacy of individual health data.

Additional Resources

ICD-10 Transition
HHS has mandated that healthcare providers (specifically, all covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)) must transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2015 (previously targeted for October 1, 2014).

HITECH Act and Meaningful Use
ASTHO helps states and territorial public health agencies prepare for meaningful use requirements by providing tools and resources detailing the criteria, case examples, and guidance documents.

Informatics Workforce
ASTHO is engaged with various stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as private sector to promote public health informatics.

Staff

Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, Chief Program Officer, Health Systems Transformation
Paula Soper, MS, MPH, PMP, Senior Director, e-Health
Gideon Scott Gordon, PhD, Director, e-Health
Anita Samuel, MPH, Director, e-Health
Susan Erondu, Administrative Coordinator