Automated Collection of Electronic Health Record Healthy Weight Data for Surveillance

Sean P. Mikles, Jennifer L. Foltz, Ian Painter, William B. Lober


During 2014 testing and demonstrations organized by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, we demonstrated the feasibility of using healthy weight (HW) IT standards in public health surveillance for chronic conditions through the collection and visualization of patient height, weight and behavioral data. HW surveillance could identify the need for, shape the design of, and support monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *