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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Workplace Risks – Incorporating Occupational Data into Infectious Disease Case Reports and EHRs: Recent Progress and Opportunities
August 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored gaps in current gathering of data on infected patients’ occupation and our ability to control viral transmission in workplaces. Over the past decade, researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and public health agencies have made significant progress in designing a set of informatics products which will capture “industry and occupation” (I&O) codes in electronic health records (EHRs). This webinar will demonstrate NIOSH’s recently updated Occupational Data for Health (ODH) and will clarify opportunities for medical practices and EHR vendors to capture better occupational data in EHRs. Reliable I&O data is likely to benefit both clinical practice and reporting of infectious diseases that have an important occupational component.