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How Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses Rhapsody  

Message Processing 

Rhapsody is used for a Data Message Brokering service at CDC that currently processes de-identified ELR from public health laboratories and case notifications for some nationally notifiable diseases

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Secure, internet-based surveillance system that integrates patient and healthcare personnel safety surveillance systems managed by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at the CDC. Over 9,000 acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient dialysis centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and long-term care facilities are currently entering data into NHSN with substantially more facilities expected within the coming year.  

Leading an effort to use Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) documents for automated data entry; and is seeking Health Information Service Provider (HISP) services to facilitate the secure transport of these data from healthcare facilities via the NwHIN Direct Protocol. 

Public Health Laboratory Interoperability Project (PHLIP)

The accurate and rapid exchange of information about reportable diseases, such as influenza and COVID-19, among public health laboratories and their partners is essential to the prevention and control disease outbreaks.  

APHL offers technical assistance to public health laboratories to retrieve data from their Laboratory Information Systems, anonymize, and transform these data to a standardized HL7 2.5.1 ORU message for secure transmission via PHINMS to CDC.  

National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Modernization Initiative (NEDSS)

NEDSS modernizes the systems and processes used to receive nationally notifiable disease data to provide more comprehensive, timely, and higher quality data for public health decision making. 

– The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) offers technical assistance to health    departments to build and update Rhapsody routes used to transform data from individual systems to standardized HL7 2.5.1 OR messages. 

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