Disseminating public health practice guidelines in electronic medical record systems.

Nedra Y. Garrett, William A. Yasnoff

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An evaluation of public health practice guidelines published by CDC was conducted to determine the feasibility of disseminating them through electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Of 1,069 guidelines evaluated, 360 contained at least one recommendation that could be presented as an alert or reminder to the clinician during the patient encounter. These guidelines were in the areas of: HIV (59), sexually transmitted diseases (8), health care associated infections (14), tuberculosis (TB) (25), immunizations/vaccine-preventable diseases (80), other infectious diseases (134), reproductive health diseases (8), cancers (9), diabetes (5), and other chronic diseases (18). Further efforts to disseminate CDC guidelines through EMR systems are in progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy


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