Using Electronic Health Record Data for Healthy Weight Surveillance in Children, San Diego, California, 2014
Published in: Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 2016; DOI: 10.5888/pcd13.150422
Posted on RAND.org on March 15, 2016
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The expanded use of electronic health records (EHRs) provides new opportunities to monitor population health at the local level. Meaningful use objectives in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs promote public health departments' use of EHR data for establishing registries, conducting syndromic surveillance, and monitoring reportable conditions. Additionally, the federal government illustrated the use of aggregated EHR data, through electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), to assess blood pressure control and encouraged further use of eCQMs for population health surveillance