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Daniel Golson

MPH, HL7 V2 Control Specialist

Practice Area(s)

Public Health Consultant

Terminology Practice Area

Daniel Golson is a Public Health Informatician and trained Epidemiologist with over 15 years of experience in the fields of Public Health Epidemiology and Informatics. He earned his Master of Public Health degree from San Diego State University with a concentration in Epidemiology and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Daniel is also certified as an HL7 Version 2.7 Control Specialist and has experience working with multiple message types. Daniel has worked as a boots-on-the-ground Epidemiologist at the county level and as an Informatician at the state level in both the surveillance and public health laboratory domains and has a passion for Public Health Informatics.
Daniel served as the Laboratory Informatics Manager for the Tennessee Department of Health where he oversaw management of three different Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and implementation and operational maintenance of an outward facing laboratory web portal. Daniel co-led the TDH workgroup defining and documenting the department’s trading partner business rules for HL7 orders and results transactions, facilitated the development and modification of LIMS requirements, administered data services using messaging and vocabulary standards such as HL7, LOINC, and SNOMED-CT, and ensured continued programmatic funding through grant writing and management. Prior to that, Daniel served as an Epidemiologist in the Surveillance Systems and Informatics Program where he worked as the State point of contact for electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) from all hospital laboratories in Tennessee, led the annual review and update of the Tennessee Reportable Diseases and Events list, and was integral in the development and maintenance of the department’s Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR) onboarding, lab reporting guidance, validation, and case notifications data reconciliation processes.


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