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JMC Attends CSTE 2022 Conference


Jun 19, 2022

JMC Presents at Annual Conference

The JMC Team attended the CSTE Annual Conference June 19-23, 2023, in Louisville, KY. This year’s theme was “Unbridled Spirit of Public Health” and it held up to its name! The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is a professional organization for epidemiologists who work in state and local health departments. The organization was founded in 1955 and has over 7,000 members across the US. The spirited team that attended the conference and represented JMC were Jon Lipsky, Emily Augustini, Susan Downer, Amanda Payne, Natalie Raketich, and Matt Marshall.

Matt Marshall presented on “LIMS Lite: Making Advanced Molecular Detection Easy”. LIMS stands for Laboratory Information Management System. LIMS Lite is a public health informatics software ecosystem that is being built by J Michael Consulting, Yahara Software and Revolutionary Informatics in collaboration with the CDC. LIMS Lite helps lower many of the barriers public health laboratories experience in conducting advanced molecular detection lab tests. For example, LIMS Lite can be deployed on premises or in the cloud, uses standardized workflows and analytical pipelines, tracks samples and reagents through the workflow, provides quality control reports and allows laboratories to report results via a secure data sharing environment. LIMS Lite implements sequencing workflows for influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes Anthrax.

John Park virtually presented on “Technical Assistance Tools to Facilitate Implementation of HL7 Case Notifications”. John presented on several tools to provide technical assistance to jurisdictions in implementing Message Mapping guides for HL7 case notifications to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). These tools are used by APHL TA team members to facilitate the various aspects of the implementation process. John presented: 1. The Flat File to PHDC (NEDSS Base System Public Health Document Container) Converter (FFPC) is used to import flat file data from systems such as REDCap to the NEDSS Base System (NBS). It also includes an Excel macro tool to simplify the mapping of data elements into the NBS. 2. The Rhapsody table driven route can process data extracts from surveillance systems via database query, flat file, or XML and transform them to CDC Message Mapping guide compliant HL7 messages via configuration with minimal to no development effort.

J Michael Consulting specializes in effectively and efficiently implementing informatics solutions across public health laboratories, agencies, and networks.

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