MULTI-STATE EHR-BASED NETWORK FOR DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

About MENDS

Overview

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to pilot a surveillance project modeled after a project that was successful in Massachusetts. Called MENDS (Multi-state EHR-based Network for Disease Surveillance), the demonstration will use electronic health record (EHR) data collected in clinical settings leading to a real-time, chronic disease surveillance model to plan and evaluate short-term outcomes of policies and program interventions. For more information on the project, view Project Resources including the MENDS Overview infographic, MENDS 2-pager, and MENDS Governance Principles, Policies and Processes (Governance document).

Partners

Groups guiding the MENDS project include:

  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Commonwealth Informatics
  • Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine
  • Public Health Informatics Institute

Partners piloting the MENDS project include:

  • OneHealthPort (Washington State Department of Health)
  • REACHnet (Louisiana Public Health Institute)
  • AllianceChicago
  • Regenstrief Institute
  • Health Data Compass – new partnership to build and test HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®)

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