Creating CDA R2 Laboratory Reports to Meet Public Health Surveillance Requirements

In the absence of world wide public health standardsbased networks, the ability to internationally monitor and quickly respond to cross-border outbreaks is often relegated to media correspondents and website technologies1-3. HL7 Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 (CDA R2) provides unique benefits to resource poor agencies compared with laboratory messaging. With guidance from the public health community, today’s technology can transform international public health surveillance methods into reliable electronic networks. IBM Research successfully incorporated public health laboratory reporting requirements into the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Cross Enterprise Document Sharing Laboratory Report (XD-Lab) profile for a research surveillance prototype being developed with input from participants in the Middle East Consortium for Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS).

By: S. R. Renly; S. E. Knoop; J. H. Kaufman; R. Ram

Published in: RJ10433 in 2008


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