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ILHIE Public Health Work Group - Use Cases Subcommittee August 25 2010 Meeting Minutes 

August 25, 2010
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Attendees:

  • Mary Driscoll, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
  • Craig Conover, IDPH
  • Geoffrey Downie, UIC School of Public Health
  • Peter Eckart, Illinois Public Health Institute
  • Jessica Ledesma, IDPH
  • John Lekich, HFS
  • Miriam Link-Mullison, Jackson County Health Department
  • Steve Seweryn, Cook County Department of Public Health

Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT):

  • Krysta Heaney

 

Mary Driscoll opened the call at 10:05 a.m.

Mary gave an overview of the use case outline that was circulated to the subcommittee prior to the call. The outline is intended to serve as the template the subcommittee will use to draft its use cases. Mary suggested the subcommittee discuss what elements to include in a public health business case, and identify individuals who will be responsible for researching specific content for use case development.

The subcommittee agreed to the following basic rationale for the development of the use case: define the elements and information flows necessary to get information from an HIE to meet some public health purpose. Peter Eckart and Mike Jones will work on elaborating on the following, which will be included in the executive summary of the immunization use case as the "business case": Why is it important for public health, why does this critical public health function need to be incorporated into the HIE, and why is it relevant to providers?

The subcommittee agreed to convene for a longer period of time and walk through the entire process of creating a use case. A consensus was reached to develop the immunizations use case first, and then focus on electronic laboratory reporting.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.