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Revere D, Hills RH, Dixon BE
Notifiable condition reporting practices: implications for public health agency participation in a health information exchange.
The researchers sought to better understand the barriers to and burden of notifiable condition reporting from the perspectives of clinic physicians, interviews with clinic reporters, and interviews with public health workers involved in reporting workflow. A strong recommendation generated by their findings is that, given their central role in reporting, clinic reporters are a significant target audience for public health outreach and education that aims to alleviate perceived reporting burden and improve reporting knowledge.
Citation: Revere D, Hills RH, Dixon BE . Notifiable condition reporting practices: implications for public health agency participation in a health information exchange. BMC Public Health 2017 Mar 11;17(1):247. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4156-4.
Keywords: Health Information Exchange (HIE), Public Health, Infectious Diseases, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Provider: Physician, Provider: Clinician, Provider