ELSM work for the Florida Dept of Health = Completed! June 17, 2011Posted by gonzalezloumiet in APHL, HIT, Interoperability, open source.
Tags: APHL, CDC, ELSM, Labware, ONC, PAT, PHINMS, RNR
Over the last 3 years, we have been working on the CDC and Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) – Public Health Laboratory Interoperability Project (PHLIP). From the APHL web site: “PHLIP aims to establish reliable laboratory data exchange between state public health laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by fostering collaboration in IT and laboratory science. The collaboration is intended to extend beyond the founding partners (APHL and CDC) to include all relevant public and private entities.” One of the subprojects and use cases is called ELSM, which stands for: Electronic Laboratory Surveillance Message.
Each state public health lab is asked to send their influenza results to the CDC via the RnR Hub (managed by Uber Operations and LabPoint) and in a specific format based on the PHLIP Influenza Message Guide. The lead integration engineer on this project was Frans de Wet. He worked closely with the team at the Florida Bureau of Laboratories, LabWare (lab info management system) and the assistance teams from the APHL and the CDC. After months of development and testing, the Florida Dept of Health was advised that they could be transitioned to “full production“, which was a major accomplishment for all involved.