Knowledge for action from public health to healthcare is largely human readable and not in machine-interpretable formats. This knowledge (e.g., clinical guidelines, case definitions) resides outside of Electronic Health Record (EHRs) in document servers or loose-leaf binders and depends on human interpretation and translation into system workflows. The result is significant variability and inefficiency of implementation. More and more Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health programs are now embarking on a path towards streamlining clinical guidelines implementation and its use in clinical settings. The panel consists of CDC leads that provide their perspectives from CDC’s Adapting Guidelines for Digital Age initiative and present perspectives from two projects: Cancer Registry Reporting and Contraceptive Use in Clinical Workflow. These diverse project perspectives will provide the audience with actionable, grounded information on the Clinical Decision Support landscape available to agencies like CDC. The panel will share the approach, architecture, and how it can be scaled and sustained nationally.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Recognize the need for vetted clinical decision support (CDS) artifacts at scale from authoring to execution.
Describe at least one new or innovative technology, strategy, or use case that exemplifies the successful application of public health informatics and population health management.
Best Practices for CDS and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) based solutions for public health.
Explain and articulate use cases for public health at healthcare point of care.


Wendy Blumenthal (Presenter)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sridevi Wilmore (Presenter)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maria Michaels (Presenter)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rishi Tarar (Presenter)
Northrop Grumman

Arun Kumar Srinivasan (Presenter)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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