On October 20, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) State, Tribal, Local and Territorial (STLT) Subcommittee convened its Public Health Surveillance Think Tank for a consensus-building meeting to drive the group's work forward. During the meeting, participants:
- Received a CDC Update on Adopted PH Surveillance Recommendations from STLT Subcommittee
- Explored key issues of case reporting (e.g., notifiable disease modernization efforts; electronic case reporting; data harmonization);
- Shared partner perspectives, concerns, and suggestions on subcomittee initiatives; and,
- Discussed moving forward on partner and program ideas; communication priorities, particularly with external partners; and recommendations of the STLT Subcommittee.
Check out highlights from the meeting (see page 3) and view the meeting materials, which include a JPHIT one-pager, letter to now-former CDC Director Tom Frieden to request increased CDC resources for electronic case reporting, and a topic brief on reportable disease and condition surveillance and control work that can be improved by a fully developed electronic case reporting (eCR) infrastructure.