CSTE logo
Implementation Guidance
Moderator(s):
Thread Score:
Page 1 of 1
Thread Actions

12/23/2015 at 8:45:48 PM GMT
Posts: 2
Implementation Guidance

Hello,

My name is Roy Belcher and I am the Viral Hepatitis Coordinator for the state of Vermont. I'm relatively new in this position but am steadily getting my bearings with the help of my national counterparts.

I'm hoping that this will be the beginning of a thread in which people (especially people with more experience than I) will be able to discuss implementation strategies for the revised case definitions for HCV. I participated in the November 19th CSTE call that discussed the draft specifications and reporting criteria for Hepatitis C from which I gathered that this process will be different for each state due to the different reporting systems/processes/population sizes.

I'm wondering if other states that use NEDSS/NBS would be willing to share with Vermont how you're planning to approach implementing the revised case definitions for HCV? I have been working on revising the paper report form (attached) to include the revised definitions, but am not sure how we will implement on the NBS side. For example, how do other states deal with the lag time between receiving an antibody positive and a confirmatory test or additional information that would aid in classifying a case?

 

I'm also attaching some files I have been working on to visualize the revised case definitions in case anyone finds them helpful.

 

Thank you,

Roy

 

Roy Belcher

Viral Hepatitis Coordinator

HIV/STD/Hepatitis Program

Vermont Department of Health

802-951-4065 (ph)

802-863-7314 (f)

roy.belcher@vermont.gov



Last edited Thursday, January 7, 2016
This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.