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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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9. Patient-level Public Health Alerting

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  • Public Health acts as data source
  • ED physician querying HIE could receive patient-specific public health alert (e.g. active TB, sought-for contact)
  • Isolation, decreased nosocomial spread
  • Early notification back to public health

A graphic depicts how individual care providers contact a data sources. Provider asks for and receives records. Data sources send records to provider (This step is highlighted with a large number 9) through message transfer.


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