Meeting Archive:
BioSense 2.0 HL7 Messaging Webinar

Meeting Description:
Several topics will be covered:
  •  Understanding the importance of HL7 messaging in terms of Meaningful Use Stage1 and Meaningful Use Stage 2
  • Introduction to HL7 Standards referenced in Meaningful Use, and used for BioSense
  •  HL7 version 2.3.1 and version 2.5.1: key characteristics and differences, and their use in BioSense 2.0
  • Key HL7 resources: names, locations, availability, and how to interpret the materials
  •  Implementation considerations, including error reporting, migration, and backwards compatibility
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2013
Time: 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 2 hours
Host(s): Stephen Brown
 Presenter Information
Charlie Ishikawa, MSPH
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Charlie Ishikawa is the Associate Director of Public Health Programs at the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). He has over 10 years of experience in public health planning, public health surveillance, workforce development, and public health information system implementation. Charlie joined ISDS in 2009 to ramp-up the Distribute Project for the H1N1 response, and has been instrumental to the Society’s syndromic surveillance recommendations and guidelines for Meaningful Use. He leads ISDS and CDC collaborations for Meaningful Use EHR certification, HL7 Messaging Guide development, and BioSense 2.0 implementation. Charlie is the recipient of the 18th Sellers-McCroan Award from the Georgia Public Health Association and Georgia Division of Public Health for outstanding work in Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness.

W. Ted Klein, MS
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Mr. Klein has been developing HIT software for most of the past 35 years, for private industry and government agencies, both in the US and abroad.  Most projects have been in Public Health, with a focus in Cancer over the past 10 years.  Ted has been active in HL7 for over 20 years, and has held leadership positions for most of that time.  He is currently a Vocabulary WorkGroup cochair, the HL7 liaison to LOINC, and an HL7 representative to ISO.  Ted is an HL7 Fellow, and also is a co-lead of the CDC Vocabulary and Messaging Community of Practice.  Ted is active in HL7 education, and provides assistance to those developing HL7 interfaces.