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Surveillance/Informatics Steering Committee
Steering Committee Chair:
Kate Goodin

CSTE’s surveillance and informatics work encompasses broad surveillance tools such as electronic laboratory reporting, electronic disease surveillance, and developing and refining technical requirements, standards and overall architecture through collaborations and specialty workgroups. Use the links below to explore subcommittees. Explore the links below and log in to join any number of subcommittees, allowing you to receive ongoing correspondences and gain access to activities.

Electronic Laboratory and Disease Reporting (ELDR)
Providing a forum for discussing issues specifically related to the implementation of ELR and disease reporting.

Surveillance Practice and Implementation
Covers practical surveillance issues, including changes to surveillance systems and methods, reportable conditions, meaningful use, and more

Surveillance Policy
Discussing policy issues, such as changes to federal policy and regulations, sharing and dissemination of state data, and CSTE position statements

Other Topics
  Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Task Force
  Surveillance Informatics Steering Committee Report - January 2018 EB Meeting

National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP)
The NSSP CoP promotes knowledge sharing, training, innovation, and timely exchange of syndromic surveillance data among state and local public health agencies and partners. Membership in the NSSP CoP includes state, local and federal public health practitioners with responsibilities for syndromic surveillance in their organizations, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, health care and academia.

NNDSS Modernization Initiative (NMI)
Working with CDC and APHL to strengthen and modernize the infrastructure supporting NNDSS

Reportable Condition Knowledge Management System (RCKMS)
Creating a real-time portal of surveillance information for public health reporters

Content Vetting Workgroup
Vetting content created by RCKMS and other projects associated with electronic case reporting

State Reportable Conditions Assessment (SRCA)
Using an online tool to update jurisdictional reporting requirements for reportable diseases and conditions

All State Epidemiologists Conference Call: August 22, 2016 Presentation Slides

Electronic Case Reporting Update
Overview of the use of FFP for Public Health HIT Activities

CSTE’s surveillance/informatics subcommittees and workgroups collaborate with CDC, ASTHO, NACCHO, APHL, PHDSC, PHII, and other organizations to facilitate and increase information sharing within the informatics community.
Other Surveillance/Informatics Activities
  • Position Statements to modify the structure and method of reporting nationally-notifiable conditions to CDC
  • Nation-wide assessments of electronic disease surveillance systems and capabilities.
  • Developing a framework for identifying common and disease-specific data elements for the review of generic and disease specific case report and investigation forms
  • Annual assessments of national progress and barriers to achieving electronic laboratory reporting in all states and territories
  • Participation in the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the S/I Steering Committee, please click the topics above and contact any of the CSTE contacts below with questions. We encourage your participation in subcommittee activities.

National Office Contacts:
Meredith Lichtenstein