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NY State Health Commerce Enterprise-wide Integrated Information Systems Public Health Preparedness, Planning, Response Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS)
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HERDS operates within the NY State Health Commerce System (HCS) A Secure, Standards-based , Integrated Infrastructure for Enterprise-wide Health Information Interchange.
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NY State Health Commerce System(HCS) Operational Since 1995 Web Based and Accessible via the Internet Requires Id and Password An integrated architecture supporting a wide array of health information exchange applications Routine Information interchange Preparedness and response. Examples Disease surveillance and Lab reporting Health Alerting Volunteer data base HERDS ( Health Care preparedness and Response ) Used by ALL local health departments, health facilities, health providers and practitioners.
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Federal: DHHS NYState: OHS, CSCIC (CyberSecurity), Dept. of Agriculture & Markets, State Police, SEMO, Insurance Dept., Mental Health, Environmental Conservation NYC: FDNY, OEM Other States: NJ DOH; CT DOH Other Participants
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A Natural Platform for Public Health Preparedness Leverages Existing Infrastructure Security Availability Identity Management and Access control Application Development Environment Core Integration Applications Leverages Existing Presence of Needed Partners on HCS Presents common user interface and identification system to users One stop shopping for data and data reporting Presents opportunity for integration of data systems
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HERDS Evolved in Response to Information issues during 911 and Anthrax Letter Attacks. Developed: at the request of Greater NY Hospital Association and Emergency Planning Coordination Counsel. Issues: Health care deluged with information requests during the events. o Competing, conflicting and disparate requests from multiple sources (Federal Agencies, Law Enforcement, State/local health, media/Press) o No formal process existed for collecting information o Multiple requests were disruptive to providers’ and State’s response to event o No clear authority for collection and dissemination of data Requires: centralized integrated system maintained by State Health Regulatory Authority for monitoring and reporting of facility resource information: available and needed for response or capacity planning. Resource needs for events can vary significantly with type of event and change as event evolves.
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Post 9/11 Response (2001-2002) Define Requirements from Ground-upwards Coordination by Greater NY Hospital Association Establish Emergency Preparedness Coordinating Council (EPCC) Regional planning and response (NY, NJ, CT) Establish ongoing dialogue: meetings, briefings, and drills Establish Framework for communicating regarding emergencies, alerts, advisories, and protocols EPCC composition: Providers of all types (hospitals, nursing homes, home care, physician
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