Seamless Transition

The Public Health Division of the Wyoming Department of Health was faced with several challenges with their existing NEDSS Base System (NBS) implementation. These included the need to modernize their electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) architecture to respond to the demands of Meaningful Use and expand their surveillance capacity by using a up-to-date system implementation. After selecting InductiveHealth’s NBS hosting and support offering, within two weeks the Wyoming Department of Health’s NBS implementation was transitioned to InductiveHealth’s secure private cloud...

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Supporting BioSense

InductiveHealth is proud to have been selected, along with team members ICF International and Deloitte Consulting, to support, operate, and enhance the BioSense system for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS). In support of this effort, InductiveHealth will provide surveillance expertise, information management and technology services, and data management and analytics support for multiple aspects of BioSense, CDC’s cloud-based public health surveillance system. “BioSense is an exciting...

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Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is just a part of what we do to help advance the practice of public health.  InductiveHealth was honored to be able to present at the 2014 Public Health Informatics Conference on topics surrounding how the public health space can make effective use of big data technologies.  Clearly this is an area of interest, as evidenced by the standing room only crowd! Thanks to everyone who attended and for the insightful questions.  

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Delivering GIS Capabilities

Since John Snow’s original map charting London Cholera cases, geographic analysis of data has been a core capability for the practice of public health.  Geographic analysis has, however, been a gap in the standard functionality in the CDC’s NEDSS Base System (NBS), requiring jurisdictions to manage their own external processes for exporting and analyzing NBS surveillance information in geospatial tools.  This time-intensive and error-prone process limits the effectiveness of geospatial analysis for data collected by the NBS. InductiveHealth was engaged earlier this year by...

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Strengthening Your ELR Strategy

With the recent publication of CDC’s guidance for public health agencies for Meaningful Use Stage 2, InductiveHealth’s Director of Professional Services, Stephen Macauley, shares his perspective on why now is the time for jurisdictions to rethink their ELR strategy. Why Now? CDC just released guidance for public health agencies for MU Stage 2, and jurisdictions are in the process of applying for the ELC ACA FOA which has specific ELR performance measures. Further, with shrinking state budgets and reductions in federal grant dollars, jurisdictions have to identify how to drive down costs...

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Clearing the Release Log Jam

With the majority of states using a version of the NBS that is almost a year old, InductiveHealth’s Director of Professional Services, Stephen Macauley, recently sat down for a Q & A on how states can clear the release log jam. How would you describe the NBS release landscape? Complicated. With the release of 4.4.1 in January, most NBS states are now faced with sun setting Sun One Directory Server (4.4.1), the retirement of eWebIT(4.4), and upgrading of Operating Systems and Relational Databases (4.4.1). Simultaneously, states are having to respond to attestation requests for...

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