Jim Jellison, MPH is the director of Practice Support at the Public Health Informatics Institute, where he focuses on interoperability between information systems used by public health and clinical care. He has nearly 20 years of experience including the CDC Informatics Fellowship and informatics roles with the Nashville health department. Jim holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from East Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences from Michigan State University.
Lura Daussat, MPH serves as a senior informatics analyst for PHII, focusing primarily on the Digital Bridge initiative. Previously, she spent 12 years at OZ Systems, where she partnered with state public health programs that included newborn hearing screening, critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening, and newborn bloodspot screening as they implemented OZ Systems software. In addition to supporting newborn screening programs, while at OZ, Lura authored two implementation guides for HL7 on exchanging data from devices to public health for newborn hearing screening and for CCHD. She received her Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine after she completed three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. Her undergraduate degree is a BS in Biology from the University of North Texas.
Natalie Viator, MPH conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses to support informatics projects that advance epidemiology and surveillance practice at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining PHII, she worked as an electronic health record and population health management implementer for Baylor Scott & White Health. In this capacity, she worked directly with physician and nursing leaders to both optimize system performance and provide ongoing training. Natalie holds a BS in human biology from the University of Texas at Austin and an MPH with a concentration in epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
A first of its kind partnership, the Digital Bridge has created a forum for key decision makers in the health care, public health and health information technology arenas to share ideas and solutions. The Digital Bridge is also an incubator, cultivating projects that meet the goal of effective information sharing between clinicians and public health professionals. As its first project, the Digital Bridge collaborative has designed a nationally scalable, multi-jurisdictional approach to electronic case reporting (eCR) that will be implemented across different states and cities. This presentation will include a description of the technical approach for eCR and the status of initial pilot implementations.