Multicenter Collaborations to Monitor Chronic Disease Burden Using EHR Networks

Wednesday, April 19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT
South Building, Level 5 | S505

Chronic disease burden in a community cannot be effectively addressed by just one health system. In this presentation, we describe national initiatives focused on sharing data to advance measurement of burden for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic illnesses using electronic health record data. Speakers will provide examples of multiple health systems in communities across the U.S. that are working together to share data in an effort to estimate incidence and prevalence of chronic conditions of high public health importance. These networks are further providing data on chronic disease management at a community level. Together researchers in these networks are generating information on important population health challenges through the application of interoperability and shared governance principles that could be used in other communities to support the critical work to measure and improve chronic disease. Providers and public health authorities in the communities served by these networks will have actionable information they can use to target interventions and community-based programs to better diagnose and manage chronic disease burden.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the use of electronic health record networks to modernize chronic disease surveillance efforts to capitalize on large-volume, electronic health record data streams
  • Describe the principles of interoperability and data governance that can be used to share chronic disease data in an effort to enhance population health in a community
  • Relate the activities in EHR surveillance networks to efforts in one’s own community to measure and share chronic disease data in support of community health goals
CMIO/CMO, Population Health Management Professional, Public Health Practitioner


Brian Dixon, PhD, FHIMSS
Director of Public Health Informatics
Regenstrief Institute, Inc
Lorna Thorpe, PhD, MPH
NYU Grossman School of Medicine