J Michael Consulting (JMC) has been awarded a contract from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) to provide Technical Assistance to public health partners involved in electronic data exchange. APHL Informatics has developed the Technical Assistance (TA) Team approach to guide and support public health laboratories, public health agencies and other data exchange partners in the creation and maintenance of electronic data exchange. With the tools and expertise offered by APHL’s Technical Assistance Services, public health laboratories and agencies can understand, navigate and implement electronic data exchange that uses simple, effective, standards-based methods.
“The JMC team has been a key partner of public health and APHL for many years. In our constant effort to promote the effective use of IT technology, our team members are heavily involved in the public health informatics community; they have served on committees and workgroups, authored many whitepapers and led conference presentations and national/international workshops. We believe that public health is vital to the health of our family, friends, and communities, and we are proud to be a long-standing member of that community.
JMC has been working on providing technical assistance to public health laboratories and agencies through the Public Health Laboratory Interoperability Project (PHLIP), and the Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) Modernization Initiative (NMI) for several years. The JMC team is happy to expand our work in this area and will be responsible for the personnel associated with many aspects of public health TA Teams under the new contract. The teams will support a variety of data exchanges, including Electronic Laboratory Results Reporting (ELR), nationally notifiable disease reporting, and reporting of antimicrobial resistance. JMC will perform vocabulary and terminology expertise, business analysis, project management, system integration and leadership for these important data exchange efforts.