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Subject: Re: [ihc] Sorry I missed yesterday's meeting-Note for October

I hear this new fangled thing called the Internet can assist with  
this type of thing also. ;)

On Jun 6, 2008, at 10:45 AM, Rex Brooks wrote:

> Hi Brett, Everyone,
> I'm sorry I missed yesterday's scheduled meeting. I was actually  
> out getting a blood test and discovered that the lab had moved and  
> so it took a lot longer than I expected. I've heard there's this  
> new fangled device called a telephone you can use to check on such  
> things. Imagine! ;-)
> Regardless, I saw the HHS release this week of the Strategic HIT  
> Plan for 2008-2012 and it includes "Population Health" and I  
> wondered if you all had noticed this?
> I am in preliminary talks about a Collaborative Expedition Workshop  
> at NSF in October covering the domains related to Emergency  
> Management:
> EM Standards;
> Health Informatics;
> Geospatial Information Systems; and,
> Building Information Modeling (BIM).
> I am concerned that the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) is  
> not mentioned in the HHS HIT Strategic Plan although Senate Bill S.  
> 3678: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act signed in December  
> 2006, is not mentioned.
> Responsibility for NDMS was transferred in S3678 to HHS from DHS  
> (Homeland Security), though some degree of cooperative effort  
> between the two cabinet departments is also mandated.
> I'd like to draw attention to this, so as I go about looking for  
> experts from the Health community to recommend for this October  
> Workshop, I'd like to start a conversation in this group in  
> relation to the HIT Strategic Plan, (not just NDMS) which I have  
> attached, (both the plan and the summary).
> Cheers,
> Rex
> -- 
> Rex Brooks
> President, CEO
> Starbourne Communications Design
> GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
> Berkeley, CA 94702
> Tel:  
> 510-898-0670<HITStrategicPlan.pdf><HITStrategicPlanSummary.pdf>------- 
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